Archive | September, 2010

The Mighty Tiger Band Booster Association

28 Sep

We are proud, hardworking, and a close knit family of believers in music and how it helps us improve our lives and the lives of others in our community.
This inspirational story was brought to you in part by Ethel Burns, a loving grandmother.

Mrs. Burns agreed to become a member of her grandson’s band parent organization and within a year became, and still is the financial secretary. “I am not the fundraiser coordinator, nor have I ever been,” she explains. “However, I fill in whenever and wherever I’m needed. I love the students and I love it when I see them grow and blossom into beautiful members of society.

She continues, “The band director, Richard Beckford, is awesome. He takes kids that are literally about to be kicked out of school and society and turns them around. He takes kids who do not fit into the ‘norm’ because of some physical handicap or some label that the medical world has placed on them and within one school term they are playing music and marching with other kids in the band.

It would take hours for me to tell you how great our high school band is. Our kids are graduating with 4.0 and 3.0s and these are students that others said ‘would not make it.’ We are an inner-city school with no funds and limited instruments,” Mrs. Burns explains. “However, we are proud, hardworking, and a close knit family of believers in music and how it helps us improve our lives and the lives of others in our community.

In order to raise the needed funds for these students, the booster association has turned to Popcorn Palace. Mrs. Burns says, “God has blessed us tremendously through fundraisers and contributions! Popcorn Palace is the greatest. The product is so good that people say it is ‘addictive.’ We have so many repeat customers. Whenever I call in to place an order or to ask a question, whoever answers the telephone is so polite and courteous.” 

When school opened for the 2010-2011 year, Popcorn Palace was their first major fundraiser. The booster association offered incentives with the goal of each of their more than 200 students getting $200 or more worth of orders.  

Where does the money go? Mrs. Burns proudly reports, “This year we won Superior in every area of our state competitions. We have been invited to represent the State of Florida in a band competition to be held in Washington, DC in October at the White House Ellipse.” 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have this open fundraising activity,” she states. “We love you and we appreciate you, POPCORN PALACE, the greatest!

Check out the Mighty Tigers on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.

If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!

Tis the season for seasoned popcorn

16 Sep

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new 2010 holiday fundraising catalog.

This year’s catalog contains all of your favorites plus two exciting new flavors, Sea Salt and Spicy Cheese. Other additions are two brand-new tin designs, the  PP Gift Tin and the decorative Holiday Gift Tin.

Email us at fundraising@popcornpalace.com or to call us at 800-873-2686

Popcorn Palace Announces Curry-Copia, a New Flavor Created by Masterchef Finalist Sheetal Bhagat

15 Sep
“The first few bites show mild tones of curry spices and finish with a hint of sweetness.” 

We’re proud to announce the introduction of our latest flavor, Curry-Copia. Developed exclusively by Fox’s Masterschef finalist Sheetal Bhagat, this subtly spicy treat is “inspired by the famous savory flavors of Bombay street food.” Bhagat describes “Curry-Copia as having a complex flavor profile; the first few bites show mild tones of curry spices and finish with a hint of sweetness.” 
 

The complex mixture of just the right spices and ingredients are what give Curry-Copia its unique taste. The ingredients include cardamom, cassia, celery powder, chili, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, and more!

Bhagat and Popcorn Palace both proudly call Chicagoland home, with Popcorn Palace based in Schiller Park and Bhagat making her home in Chicago. A teacher, Bhagat was raised in a traditional Indian household and credits her mother with being the biggest influence on her cooking, saying “I have carried her philosophy of healthy eating using only pure fresh ingredients into my cooking today.” See her in action as she describes how to make a great curry.

http://www.hulu.com/msn/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2Fvideos%2Fwatch%2Fvideo%2Fsecond-course-sheetal-bhagat%2F17whddejd/embed/sCgBzNZTHHpeIx0rSv9c8A

Her upbringing made her the perfect candidate to come up with this taste of the exotic. Bhagat and Popcorn Palace invite you to “lose yourself in Bombay with this enchanting and subtle curry popcorn!”

Order some Curry-Copia popcorn today!

Fundraising for Futbol!

9 Sep
“Popcorn Palace” has done a great job in providing quality product that meets satisfaction.”

For close to two years, Fabi Rodriguez has worked hard as the fundraising coordinator for the North San Diego Futbol Club (NSDFC) Stallions, a soccer club in Vista, CA. The players, aged between 11 and 19, sell Popcorn Palace gourmet popcorn to raise funds for their registration fees, tournament fees, uniform and more.

The team has had great success with both under-11 and under-15 the boys teams winning berths in the finals of the Hotspurs Labor Day Soccer Tournament, one of the largest labor day soccer tournaments in the country.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6825092&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0
Hotspurs Labor Day 2009 from Ted Bendrick – TVX Video.com on Vimeo.

According to Rodriguez, “Popcorn Palace” has done a great job in providing quality product that meets satisfaction.

The fundraiser has proven very popular in the past and the Stallions plan to keep selling it to raise funds for their soccer stars, “Popcorn Palace offers a great profit percentage for our players at NSDFC and we all love popcorn, which makes it easy to sell.” says Rodriguez.

Check out the Stallions on Facebook here and Popcorn Palace here.

If you have a cause that you need to raise funds for (or you just love the taste of gourmet popcorn) visit Popcorn Palace today!

Win popcorn for you and your friends!

1 Sep

To celebrate the immanent arrival of our 1000th Facebook “Like”, Popcorn Palace is going to award 20 lucky Facebook fans and 3 of their friends (80 people total) with FREE POPCORN during the month of September!

Here’s how:
1)   Take a photo: Take a picture of you enjoying popcorn (preferably ours!) and upload it to the Popcorn Palace business page as a wall post.  
a.     See Screenshot below to see how to attach a picture as a wall post. – DON’T PRESS “share” yet!
 
2)     Add a caption: Before sharing, add a caption to your photo saying “Popcorn Party”
a.     See Screenshot below to see how to do this.
3)   Tag three of your friends: Click on the uploaded photo and tag up to three of your friends in the photo that you would like to share your winnings with. They don’t have to physically be in the photo to win.
a.     See Screenshot below to see how to do tag friends
4)   Explain to your friends: Add a comment to your photo explaining to your friends why you have chosen them to possibly win Popcorn Palace gourmet popcorn. See below for ideas.
a.     “Hey guys, I have tagged you here so that we can win gourmet popcorn because you are my best friends”
b.    “Hi popcorn lovers, I’ve tagged you here so that we can all win free gourmet popcorn. Check out their amazing flavors: http://bit.ly/ppfbflavor
 
Then, sit back and wait (or enter again).
RULES:


  • 5 Winners and their friends will be selected on Monday of every week of September (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th).
  • The contest runs from Sept. 1 – Sept. 26, 2010
  • We will contact winners through a Facebook message.
  • Winners are responsible for collecting mailing addresses of friends.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Popcorn Palace and not to Facebook. The photos you provide will only be used in a Facebook photo album and possibly on a future Popcorn Palace blog post.
  •  Postal addresses must be submitted within two weeks (fourteen days) of Facebook message.
  • Judges decision is final.
  • The amount of popcorn sent will match the number of addresses submitted.
    • If you tag three friends  but only send in three addresses (yours included), we will only send out three bags of popcorn.