PRESS RELEASE: to Sponsor Skillet and Cow Chip Throwing Contests at the Hillbilly Days Festival

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RAVENNA, OH and LEBANON, MO - June 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LLC (, a leading provider of ventriloquist dummies, promotional products, and unusual items, today announced that it has been named the Official Sponsor of the Skillet Throwing Contest, and the Cow Chip Throwing Contest, to be held as part of the 32nd annual Hillbilly Days Festival in Lebanon, Missouri, June 16th-19th. This weekend-long event will take place in downtown Lebanon and Bennett Spring State Park. Proceeds from most games and food sales at this year's Festival will benefit The American Cancer Society.

Photo Caption: Contestants Will Compete in the Skillet and Cow Chip Throwing Contests Sponsored by at the Hillbilly Days Festival. Image Courtesy: Lebanon Daily Record.

"As soon as we learned about the festival and these contests, we knew it was something we wanted to throw our support behind," said Marc Resnik, owner of, who learned about the contests through a news article posted on the Internet. "The contests will be tremendous fun, and they benefit a good cause, so it was a natural tie-in for us."

"We're thrilled that we were able to work things out and that will be the Official Sponsor for these events," said Loretta Young, Hillbilly Days' Chairperson and a Board Member of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. "Last year's event drew over 20,000 visitors, so this sponsorship is really going to help make the contests even more special and memorable for a lot of people."

Resnik is already looking forward to's potential involvement in the 2006 Hillbilly Days Festival. "Although it was too late to change this year's planned Lollipop Lick-Off contest for the children, we're hopeful that we'll be able to talk the planners into a new event for next year where the kids can toss their cookies," Resnik said.

Complete terms of the sponsorship arrangement were not disclosed, but will be providing prizes for the contest winners including: T-shirts, sports bottles, and mugs that read "I ThrowThings," old fashioned yokel Mortimer Snerd ventriloquist dummies and authentic Australian boomerangs. will also be providing custom imprinted commemorative flying discs for all contestants.

Hillbilly Days was first organized in 1974 and is continued by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. It is the oldest yearly event held in a Missouri State Park and gives kids of all ages a chance to experience the joys of yester-year.

Ravenna, Ohio based, which was established in 2001, offers an unusual assortment of products. Its departments include:

* Throw Your Name Around: Featuring custom imprinted promotional products.

* Throw Your Voice: Featuring ventriloquist dummies and marionettes.

* Things to Throw: Offering toys, sports equipment and games.

* Throw It On The Barbie: Featuring portable grills.

Other departments include "Throw Backs," "Throw Up," and "Throw Your Money Away." is the world's number one seller of ventriloquist dummies, and regularly expands its unusual assortment of products.

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