DENVER – December 2014 – Eggbert, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association’s new mascot, recently made a very special delivery to one lucky contest winner.
In September and October, CEP’s Facebook followers were asked to help name CEP’s new mascot and more than 200 names were submitted for consideration. The winner was Catherine Rathbun, who was the first to suggest the name Eggbert. The mascot’s new name was officially announced on World Egg Day, October 10th, 2014. And last week, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Rathbun met Eggbert in person, where he presented her with a basket of farm fresh eggs and a gift card worth one year’s supply of eggs.
Eggbert and CEP President, Jerry Wilkins delivered the prize to Rathbun and her parents at their home in Arvada. Rathbun, a chemistry department laboratory coordinator at the University of Colorado Denver, was delighted to meet Eggbert and Wilkins in person.
“While adding a new mascot to our team is certainly egg-citing for CEP, we also wanted it to be fun and engaging for our fans and followers,” said Wilkins. “We were thrilled at the amount of support and encouragement we received from our online community. We are thankful to Catherine for giving us the wonderful name Eggbert and for her continued support of CEP and Colorado egg farmers. Eggbert is already out and about in the community meeting, greeting and educating Coloradans about the importance of eggs.”
In addition to selecting a name for the mascot, CEP used the contest as an opportunity to give back to our community. For each entry in the contest, CEP donated one dozen eggs to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Through this contest, CEP donated more than 230 dozen eggs to help feed those in need, putting our annual donation at well over a million eggs to area food banks in 2014.
About Colorado Egg Producers Association
The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is a membership organization representing seven farms throughout the state. CEP is committed to doing what’s right for its community, as illustrated by the regular donation of thousands of eggs to food banks throughout the state. Local egg farmers take great pride in providing eggs to Coloradans. We are also proud to offer consumers the choice between cage, cage-free eggs, organic, nutrient enhanced, brown and white eggs, although it is important to note, there is no nutritional difference between cage-free eggs and conventionally produced eggs. For more facts and information about eggs and CEP, including a list of where to buy Colorado eggs, please visit www.coloradoeggproducers.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!