Local Cook Seeks to be Crowned “Mrs. Holiday” with Community Help; Taste of Home Cooking Magazine Conducts Nationwide Search for Ambassador of the Holiday
What do these things have in common?
Guest Chef of the Month at Willimantic Brewing
Cake Baking Contest.
Taste of Home Field Editor.
Simple and Delicious Reader’s Council.
Ruth R. Hartunian-Alumbaugh.
Give up? They all have to do with an opportunity for the community to is come along side Ruth as she throws her “apron” into the ring to be named Mrs. Holiday through Taste of Home Cooking magazine’s most recent contest!
Here is the “skinny” on the contest;
To audition for the role of Mrs. Holiday, women age 18 or older must visit Facebook.com/TasteofHome to enter a virtual pageant. There they can submit a video entry of no more than two minutes to show/tell us how they bring the holidays to life and convince us why they should be Taste of Home's Mrs. Holiday. They also should submit a signature holiday recipe in 200 words or less. Unlike the Miss America pageant, consumers will have a hand in picking Mrs. Holiday by voting for their favorite entrant. Mrs. Holiday will be selected from among the top 100 vote getters by a panel of experts.
What’s in it for Ruth? A job doing something she loves, a chance to highlight her community since many of the demonstrations will occur locally here in Willimantic where she lives, AND a chance to visit her family in Wisconsin where she grew up. Taste of Home’s headquarters is in Greendale, WI., about ½ hour from where she grew up in Cudahy! So, being crowned Mrs. Holiday is a blessing for many, not just one!
How can you help!? “LIKE” Ruth on the Taste of Home Mrs. Holiday page at this link; https://www.facebook.com/tasteofhome/app_308553629224079. Then, vote for her every day between now and September 7th. While you are voting, take a look at her 2 minute You Tube movie, made with son, Jonathan. In it, she explains all the reasons why she would LOVE to be Mrs. Holiday. And many of the events she mentions happen right here in Willimantic. And her favorite Burgundy Beef Stew Recipe is up for you to use, too!
Closing comments from Ruth? “At this point, I am 2,000 plus votes away from being a top vote-getter. But I have faith that my community and state will back me up and get my numbers higher. I am moving up to third place soon, I believe! For once, you are being asked to vote in a party we can ALL agree on; the FOOD party! Please join in the fun and let’s see what we can do together! Please consider voting for me every day from now until September 7th! Thanks.”