Skinner® Pasta Celebrates Centennial Anniversary By Announcing Winners Of The 100 Years Of Mealtime Memories Essay Contest
Grand Prize Winner Receives $10,000
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's grandma's legendary lasagna or dad's famous spaghetti, every family has a favorite dish that evokes joyous mealtime memories. This was evident in the number of heartwarming memories submitted to Skinner® Pasta in its
100 Years of Mealtime Memories Essay Contest which ran from March 1 through May 14, 2012. After carefully sorting through more than 2,000 entries, New World Pasta is pleased to announce Ruby L. from Omaha, NE as the Grand Prize Winner and recipient of $10,000 for her essay of a favorite mealtime memory involving Skinner Pasta.
Skinner Pasta has proudly played a role in creating ten decades of family mealtime moments and is excited to celebrate and share Ruby's special story. Ruby's emphasis on the importance of creating special memories around the dinner table, her longstanding commitment to the Skinner brand, and enthusiastic anticipation of the many family memories to come, make her the Grand Prize Winner of this year's contest. Her winning memory, described as a sharing of tradition with Skinner Pasta that started with her mother's delicious recipes and has since been passed down to her family, not only offered insight into the role Skinner Pasta plays during family mealtime but also clearly showcased the longevity Skinner Pasta has maintained through the years.
"My family and I have been enjoying Skinner Pasta in my household for generations," said Grand Prize Winner Ruby L. "This story is just one of many memories that continue to be shared around my family's dinner table. While the recipes that we've enjoyed throughout the years have changed, the memory that each meal brings to mind remains constant."
"Family recipes and memories that are handed down from generation to generation make mealtime that much more special," said David Heimbecker , Senior Director of Marketing, New World Pasta Company. "We are honored that Skinner Pasta has played such a meaningful role in the continuation of family traditions and look forward to offering families the chance to create new memories for years to come."
The contest's four runners-up will each receive $1,000 to help them continue creating mouth-watering mealtime traditions:
- Janice E. from Charlotte, NC
- Alice J. from San Antonio, TX
- Michael M. from Austin, TX
- Briana H. from Tiffin, OH
In March, Skinner Pasta asked families from across the nation to share an original story in 250 words or less of a favorite mealtime memory involving Skinner Pasta for the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. Essays were judged by a qualified panel of judges and assigned scores based on the following criteria: connection to the Skinner brand, creative expression, relevance to theme and clarity. The essay with the highest score was awarded the Grand Prize.
Visit www.skinnerpasta.com to view Robb Walsh 's 100th anniversary recipes and fun facts about Skinner Pasta.
About New World Pasta Company
New World Pasta, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, provides pasta meal solutions for every family member's taste and diet. We have something for your whole family, from the whole grain goodness of Ronzoni® Healthy Harvest® and fiber-enriched Ronzoni® Smart Taste® to regional classic, white pasta brands.
New World Pasta has achieved a loyal following over the years with regional brands such as Ronzoni®, Creamette®, San Giorgio®, American Beauty®, Prince®, Skinner® and Light 'n Fluffy®. For more information please visit www.newworldpasta.com.
New World Pasta, part of the division Ebro Foods North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A.; a leading Spanish food group, with interests in rice and pasta products. It is the world leader in the rice sector and is the world's number two pasta manufacturer.
Ebro Foods' other subsidiary in the United States, Riviana Foods Inc., is headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the largest processor, marketer and distributor of rice in the United States and has such well-known brands as Mahatma®, Carolina®, Success®, Minute® Gourmet House®, Comet®, Adolphus® and Blue Ribbon®.
SOURCE New World Pasta Company
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