Tootie "Punkin Chunkin" with the Discovery Channel
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tootie Pie Company, Inc. (OTCQB: TOOT) announced that the producers of the "Punkin Chunkin World Championship" on the Discovery Channel chose its Pumpkin Pie to use as corporate gifts to the press, sponsors and affiliated companies to help promote the annual event.
"We are delighted they chose our Pumpkin Pie to promote this unique and extraordinary event" said Don Merrill, President & CEO. "They purchased and sent out 400 Tootie Pies, which gives us a tremendous amount of exposure to their media and corporate contacts. We welcome the recipients of these Tootie Pies to try some of our other extraordinary pies as well."
Tootie's Pumpkin Pie was just named the Best Pumpkin Pie in the November issue of "Every Day" with Rachael Ray. The Company was also recently featured on an episode of "Kid in a Candy Store" on the Food Network.
About The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association
WCPCA is a non-profit association started in 1986 that benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Childhelp® organizations. Since 1986, Sussex County, Delaware has been home to the annual Punkin Chunkin World Championships-a three-day festival where hardcore engineers and backyard tinkerers trailer their gigantic, homebuilt contraptions with one common goal: to launch eight to ten pound pumpkins as far as mechanically possible. The competition is divided into seven categories defined by the type of machine used-motorized, centrifugal spinners, and the mighty air cannons. Bringing the sport of pumpkin hurling to ever greater distances of chunkin, the heated competitions have created a current world record of 4,483 feet, approximately 800 feet short of a mile. Could this be the year that one team hits the coveted one-mile mark and is crowned the greatest chunker ever?
About Tootie Pie Co.
Tootie Pie Company bakes and sells high-quality, handmade pies through three basic sales channels: retail, corporate and wholesale. The retail segment serves individual customers through sales in its Tootie Pie Gourmet Cafes, in-store sales, orders via telephone and internet on the Company's website. The corporate segment serves businesses that purchase pies as a way to promote their company through client and employee appreciation programs. The wholesale segment is made up of national and regional broad line grocery and foodservice distributors who purchase pies and then resell them through their respective sales distribution channels. Tootie Pie Company is a public company traded on the OTCQB market under the symbol "TOOT." For additional information or to receive correspondence from Tootie Pie Company, please visit www.tootiepieco.com.
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