National Harbor, Maryland, October 4, 2011 -- PEEPS & COMPANY®, Just Born, Inc.’s retail division, is kicking off its D.C. MONUMENTAL WEEKEND at its National Harbor store on Friday, October 7th at 4 pm. PEEPS & COMPANY®’s D.C. MONUMENTAL WEEKEND will usher in the fall season with delicious free treats, mascot appearances, coupons from neighboring retailers and chances for savings on some great new store items. On Saturday and Sunday, PEEPS & COMPANY® Brand Ambassadors will take the Peepster Chick Car on a tour of D.C. and the monuments, spreading sweetness around town.
NATIONAL HARBOR PEEPS & COMPANY® KICK OFF EVENT DETAILS:
- 4-6 pm, Friday, October 7th - Free Rita’s Italian Ice samples. - Free Build-a-Bear coupons. - PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and Bowie Baysox mascot appearances.
PEEPS & COMPANY® D.C. MONUMENTAL WEEKEND:
Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9th, 9 am-5 pm, the Peepster will tour Washington D.C. and visit the historic monuments.
Brand ambassadors will connect with new and established fans to sample candy, give away merchandise, hand out store coupons and take photos that can be downloaded from facebook.
SCHEDULE: (**The following are approximate time targets and may vary due to consumer demand.)
Saturday the 8th: - The Washington Monument - 9:00 am - WWII Memorial - 10:30 am - Reflecting Pool area - 12:00 pm - Lincoln Memorial - 1:30 pm - Eastern Market - 3:00 pm - Around Capitol Building – 4:30 pm - Front of White house - 6:00 pm
Sunday the 9th: - National Zoo - 9:00 am - DuPont Circle Fountain - 10:30 am - Chinatown - 12:00 pm - Georgetown – 1:30 pm - Union Station - 3:00 pm - Botanical Gardens – 4:30 pm - National Gallery of Art - 6:00 pm - Sculpture Garden – 7:00 pm
Frank Rosario, Senior E-Commerce Manager at Just Born, commented, “PEEPS & COMPANY® D.C. MONUMENTAL WEEKEND will be a fantastic celebration for all, taking the fun of our store, our candy, merchandise and even our special PEEPSTER car, and weaving it all into the D.C. landscape for the weekend, for the enjoyment of as many fans as possible. This will be a great opportunity for us to reach local fans, while still engaging our online community, to establish a long lasting relationship with our customers.”
TWEET OUR PEEPs! When fans spot the PEEPSTER, they can tweet the location, with a mention of @peepsandcompany and be in the running to win a sweet prize. They can also tweet requests for stops/Peepster appearances in and around the D.C. metro area. Follow @peepsandcompany on Twitter and use hash tag #myDCpeeps to join the conversation.
facebook PEEPS & COMPANY® D.C. MONUMENTAL will post images and event updates on facebook. Fans will also be able to view, download and share photos, while interacting with members of our online community, to share stories about their favorite candy. Connect with us at facebook.com/peepsandcompany and become a fan today.
Just Born, Inc. is a privately owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, where it manufactures PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES®, MIKE AND IKE®, MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® and TEENEE BEANEE® Brand Candies. GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS® Brand Candies are produced in Philadelphia, PA. All Just Born candies are made in the U.S.A.
Just Born is a family-owned, candy manufacturer headquartered in Bethlehem, PA that has been in business since 1923. We make everyone's favorite candies: MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES®, GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®, TEENEE BEANEE® Jelly Beans, and PEEPS®