Starting June 1st a community-wide contest was prepared for this year’s Mile of Music and it is bigger and better than ever with more candy bars, more locations and more prizes available! Crazy Sweet co-owners Dale Ver Voort and his wife Mary Kelley have put together a promotion that Willy Wonka himself would be proud of. It’s the second year of the Mile of Music Golden Ticket Giveaway.
Employees hand poured and wrapped 1,000 custom candy bars and placed them in sleeves containing 1,000 prizes and offers from 26 downtown Appleton businesses — so every bar is a winner! The “golden ticket” is two Music-Maker Festival Badges. Each badge offers the lucky winner one admission pass for the First Songs Kickoff Concert on August 5th, Front-of-the-Line status at some venues and much more. “Mile of Music is a great community event and what better way to get the community involved than with a contest,” Dale said. “I can’t thank the downtown businesses enough for their involvement as well as their willingness to help make the bars available for visitors in more places. This is what makes Downtown Appleton one great place!”
In keeping with the spirit of Willy Wonka, a portion of the sale from each candy bar will be donated to the Mile of Music Education Fund within the Appleton Education Foundation. This program funds more music opportunities for children within the Appleton public schools. “Being able to give something back to the community, especially something that helps fund music education is important to us,” Dale said. “Who knows, some of these kids may be playing at the Mile of Music event one day!”
You can purchase the candy bars starting Monday, June 6th at the following locations: Angels Forever/Windows of Light, Antojitos Mexicanos, Bagelicious, Beatnik Betty's Resale Butik, Blue Moon Emporium, Boardlandia, Crazy Sweet, Fresh Expressions, Lillians, Mud and Prints/Peerless Design Studio, Pages & Pipes, Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Rookie’s Sports Bar and Grill, Sonnet’s Blossoms and Blooms, Spa BenMarNicos, Spats, Tina Marie’s Unique Boutique and The Vintage Garden.