About a week ago, I entered a contest on Facebook sponsored by Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii, asking Facebook friends to share their favorite Meadow Gold ice cream memories.
Since their page has 2,178 followers, I figured I didn’t have much of a chance, but what the hell, I gave it the old college try.
Here was their challenge: “Moohalo to all our fans who made this #NationalIceCreamMonth the most memorable yet! We are giving away one more Meadow Gold Ice Cream Summer Prize Pack, so tell us, what is your favorite childhood memory with Meadow Gold Ice Cream?”
Fifty or so followers entered. Here’s what I wrote: “I won a gallon of Meadow Gold ice cream in 1963 (I believe) from Bob Krauss when I drew a picture of a ukulele, following directions he ran in his Honolulu Advertiser column. He ran the picture in his column when he announced I'd won!”
And I won. The wife and I dropped by their Honolulu headquarters Friday to pick up the Summer Prize Pack. Included in the prize box were:
- One box of Keebler Sugar Cones
- One bottle of Chocolate Syrup
- One bottle of Caramel Syrup
- One bottle of Chocolate Sprinkles
- One bottle of Candy Sprinkles
- One Ice Cream Scoop
- Four Spoons
- Four Ice Cream Dishes
- And best of all, 6 Gift Certificates for Meadow Gold Ice Cream.
Sometimes it pays to enter these things, no matter how silly they may seem, no? Thank you, Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii.