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Sneak “Peep” of a “Goofy” guest at LVIA

Sneak “Peep” of a “Goofy” guest at LVIA

August 16, 2016

8-foot display of cartoon character completely made of colorful PEEPS® marshmallow candy

Allentown, PA – With the busiest travel season in full swing, passengers using Lehigh Valley International Airport are about to meet a “Goofy” looking character in Wiley terminal.

With transportation help from Michael Piechota, on Tuesday, August 16, the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority and Just Born Quality Confections of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will unveil an 8-foot display of the famous cartoon character which is constructed with thousands of PEEPS® marshmallow Chicks and Bunnies.

“This delicious display enhances our customer experience by creating a unique sight for travelers at LVIA, while promoting local business,” said Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

The display, made from 3,723 marshmallow PEEPS®, achieves the candy company’s objective of re-invigorating their presence at the Airport. The Goofy sculpture was the grand prize winner from the Carroll County Arts Council’s PEEPShow.

“Every year we look forward to seeing the creative out-of-the-box sculptures our fans submit to the Carroll County Arts PEEPShow using our iconic marshmallow PEEPS®,” said Matt Pye, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Just Born Quality Confections. “We are happy to share the life-sized Goofy sculpture with families traveling to and from the Lehigh Valley International Airport and hope it will bring smiles to their faces!”

About LVIA:

Lehigh Valley International Airport is conveniently located near Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania. Allegiant Air, American, Delta and United have 10 nonstop destinations to both leisure destinations and major airline hubs with connections to the world. LVIA’s nonstop destinations include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Myrtle Beach (seasonal), Newark, Orlando, Punta Gorda and Tampa Bay. For more information on LNAA, visit www.flyabe.com or www.facebook.com/flylvia.

About Just Born Quality Confections:

Just Born Quality Confections is a third-generation family-owned company that has grown into the 9th largest candy company in the U.S. Just Born is the maker of some of America’s most beloved and iconic brands – PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS®. In 1923, the founder, Sam Born, opened a small candy-making and retail store in Brooklyn, New York, where he marketed the freshness of his daily-made candy with a sign that declared, “Just Born.” Together with Born’s brothers-in-law, Irv and Jack Shaffer, the company thrived in spite of the economic depression of the 1930s and, in 1932, moved its operations to Bethlehem, PA, which is still home to their iconic candy brands. All Just Born candies are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information, please visit www.justborn.com and see the breadth of candy and high-quality branded items at www.peepsandcompany.com. Follow us: facebook.com/JustBornInc, twitter.com/JustBornInc.

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