Local Kids Win 64-Second Holiday Shopping Spree at The Crayola Store to Benefit Toys for Tots
EASTON, Pa. – The holidays just got a lot more colorful for three lucky kids.
Easton’s Amelia Tracy, 5, Harrisburg’s Bella Dougherty, 4, and Kingston’s Noah Hammond, 7, won a shopping spree at The Crayola Store at Crayola Experience. The children were randomly selected after guessing how many crayons were in a glass box in the retail store in downtown Easton. There were 1,223 crayons, but – like Crayola’s iconic box – the number to remember is 64. That’s how many seconds each child will have when they run the pre-Black-Friday spree this Tuesday, November 24.
The event also will benefit local children in need this holiday season. On their spree, Amelia, Bella and Noah will be accompanied by uniformed U.S. Marines who will carry all that the kids grab. Whatever the Marines are holding after 64 seconds also will be donated to Toys for Tots.
“Every day we see families making memories here Crayola Experience,” Marketing and Sales Manager Kristin Luise said. “And we’re incredibly happy that through Toys for Tots we’ll be able to make some magical ones happen for kids who really need it this holiday season.”
The families of the children and Crayola’s characters – Tip the Crayon and Pip the Marker – will serve as the cheering section. Easton Mayor Sal Panto also will attend.
About Crayola Experience: Discover the magic of color at Crayola’s premier and one-of-a-kind family attraction Crayola Experience! Twenty six hands-on attractions throughout four colorful floors await families in Easton, Pa. — the birthplace of Crayola crayons. Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the colorful adventures of Crayola Experience help kids and adults alike explore art and technology, express their creativity and experience color in a whole new way. Also featuring live entertainment. Crayola Experience also has facilities in Orlando’s The Florida Mall and Mall of America (opening summer 2016.) To learn more, visit CrayolaExperience.com or join the conversation at Facebook.com/crayolaexperience
About Toys for Tots: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U.S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. To learn more about the Lehigh Valley chapter, visit Allentown-pa.toysfortots.org