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Tri-Cities Community Partners with Make-A-Wish® to Grant Local Girl's Wish

Date

May 27, 2013

Location

Tri Cities, WA

WHO/WHAT:

Six-year-old Miette from West-Richland was born on the 4th of July and is still a firecracker. This tenacious girl is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, and wished for her family’s Airstream trailer to be restored, so she can spend less time in the hospital and more time traveling with them.

WHEN/WHERE:

Sunday, June 2: 3 to 5p.m.
Barracuda Coffee Company
(2171 Van Giesen St, Richland, WA 99354)

3 p.m. Miette arrives at Barracuda Coffee via a surprise Corvette caravan!

3 – 4:30 p.m. Miette, who has always wanted to be a barista with her dad, will be making lattes free of charge for special guests after Barracuda Coffee Company opens its doors just for Miette and her special guests.

While Miette serves up coffee, a semi-truck courtesy of Blue Bunny Ice Cream will be hiding her fully-renovated 1972 Airstream trailer in the parking lot.

4:30 p.m. Miette goes outside to find a cheering crowd chanting ‘move that truck!’ The truck pulls away to reveal Miette’s trailer!

4:30 – 5 p.m. Miette celebrates with friends and family. Live music, donuts, and ice cream courtesy Blue Bunny Ice Cream, will be provided.

For media interested in Miette’s wish, please contact Angela Geiss (prior to June 2: 509-456-5627. Day of wish: 509-951-4303).

Miette’s Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/495108907205437/

About the 100 Years, 100 Wishes Program

In honor of its 100th birthday, Wells, makers of Blue Bunny ice cream, is helping Make-A-Wish grant 100 wishes to 100 kids with life-threatening medical conditions. 100 Years, 100 Wishes wish-granting events will take place across the country throughout 2013, each celebrated and captured on 100Years100Wishes.com. Lend support to the 100 wish kids by signing the 100 Years, 100 Wishes Wish Card – a virtual collection of signatures and well wishes from Blue Bunny fans to support wish kids in the 100 Years, 100 Wishes program. Visit 100Years100Wishes.com often to see the wishes granted as part of the 100 Years, 100 Wishes program. Because the best wish isn’t just the one you make, it’s the one you give.™

About Wells Enterprises, Inc. and Blue Bunny

Wells Enterprises, Inc. is the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Wells produces more than 1,100 ice cream and frozen novelty products, including its signature brand, Blue Bunny®, and super premium brand, 2nd St. Creamery™. Wells also manufactures licensed frozen treat brands including Yoplait® frozen yogurt, Weight Watchers® frozen novelties, and the iconic Bomb Pop. Visit WellsEnterprisesInc.com. Visit BlueBunny.com for more about Blue Bunny Ice Cream and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BlueBunnyIceCream.

About Make-A-Wish Washington

Since our inception, Make-A-Wish Washington has granted nearly 900 wishes to local children in Eastern Washington with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant about 120 wishes in Eastern Washington alone. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit www.akwa.wish.org or connect with us at www.facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.

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CONTACTS

Angela Geiss
Make-A-Wish Washington
Natryn@nxjn.jvfu.bet
or 509.258.2618

Lindsay Schrupp
Make-A-Wish Washington
Yvaqfnl@nxjn.jvfu.bet
or 206.588.8953

Liz Croston
Wells Enterprises, Inc.
rfpebfgba@oyhrohaal.pbz
or 712.546.4000 ext. 5522

Kaylan Viveros
Crossroads Public Relations
xivirebf@onexyrlhf.pbz
or 816.423.6353

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
wgnepun@nxjn.jvfu.bet

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