With the first frost hitting a few parts of the country this week (including Stormy Kromer’s own Upper Peninsula), cap season is sneaking ever closer.
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Well, Stormy Kromer fans, it’s time for another edition of naming plaids. These posts always garner so many great responses and we love hearing your creative ideas.
So without further ado, let’s get right down to business. As usual, we’re just showing the plaids but not revealing which products they will be used in.
Did you know today, August 30th, is College Colors Day?
We didn’t, until a few days ago when one of our employees stumbled on their website. We decided to have a little fun with it, so some of our employees got together wearing Benchwarmer Caps in their college colors.
In early August, we had an amazing surprise visitor show up at our factory. Bob Beaubien, the son and nominator of our 2013 Living Legend, Laura Mae Beaubien.
Bob was in the middle of a 6400 mile cross-country tour on his Harley, and we were honored that he chose to stop and see his. We’re also glad he took so many photos, and kindly shared them with us. Enjoy!
Then, when he heard a few of us were working a booth at Loon Day, about 22 miles out of his way, he decided to check out what the event was all about, and get some more photos taken, this time with Gina.
And if you’re wondering about the t-shirt he is wearing, check out this family photo with Laura in the middle and her kids surrounding her. I’d say Laura’s family is pretty darn proud of her. As they should be.
Nominations for the 2014 Living Legend will be opening in early October. Start thinking about who you think is worthy of this honor!
Some of our loyal blog readers might remember our post from last year about our Annual Cornhole Tournament.
This year’s tournament wrapped up this week and we are proud to introduce you to our champions, The Untouchables! (Better known as Kirk and Shane, in the center of the photo.)
Last year’s winners, Ruff and Ready (or Dennis and Carol) handed over the prestigious corn trophies. We almost had our first ever repeat champion, as Ruff and Ready played in the championship match. The Untouchables were just too much to handle.
This year we had about 23 teams participate in the tournament, playing matches on their breaks in a double-elimination format.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s tourney. We’d also like to add a winter tournament for our employees. Any suggestions?
“In November of 2012, Michigan’s Governor Snyder proposed a 924 mile trail that starts at Belle Isle in downtown Detroit and traverses the entire state, across the Upper Peninsula to the Wisconsin border. I intend to be the first to thru-hike this trail. My name is Chris Hillier but other hikers call me Wolverine.”
So begins Chris Hillier’s blog. The staff at SK Headquarters – and a whole lot of other folks in the Ironwood area – had the honor of meeting this fine fellow at the conclusion of his ambitious hike this week.
After 11 weeks traversing the fine state of Michigan, sleeping in tents and surviving what might be the buggiest summer on record in the Upper Peninsula, Chris arrived in Ironwood yesterday afternoon. His arrival happened to coincide with Festival Ironwood, which gave our community all the more reason to celebrate with him. Rumor has it that large amounts of food were consumed…
Today, he came to see Kromer caps being made and add his name to our legendary wall.
As it turns out, Chris had his own Stormy Kromer story to share with us. He recalled being given a hunter green cap by his big brother – a sign in his family that he was now considered a man. A real honor. He treasured his cap for years, and through a series of unfortunate circumstances, he lost his cap during a hike somewhere in Pennsylvania.
We were happy to replace it for him. Cheers, Chris! You’re a legend in our book.