What has the TruHome team been up to? Read all about it!
TruHome attended quite a few events in August and September and completed lots of projects for our customers. Below you will find our newsletters for August and September. We will continue the monthly newsletters to reflect on the prior month and keep you updated!
August 12 – To begin with, on Saturday, August 12, TruHome hosted our very first Open House/Customer Appreciation Event. The event was held at Honey Creek Park in Monroe, which turned out to be the perfect location. We provided drinks, hot dogs, brats, fruit, chips, cheese, and cookies for everybody to enjoy. To entertain the kids, we had a bounce house, coloring pages, and a pinata. For everybody to enjoy, we had present the race car that TruHome sponsors, yard games, and a face painter. In addition, we raffled off a Wisconsin Badger lawn chair and cooler, which we filled with goodies. All proceeds from the raffle benefited the Badger Honor Flight. We were able to donate $150 to the great organization. All in all, we had a great turnout for our first annual event and look forward to next year’s event. Most importantly, to those of you who joined us and participated in the raffle….thank you!
August 7-12 – Our marketer Jake attended the Boone County Fair in Belvidere, IL. Jake spent the week here and met a lot of great people. In addition, Jake said the food and entertainment were both fantastic. TruHome looks forward to next year’s fair and we certainly hope to see you there, also!
August 17 – As long as we are able, TruHome strives to give back to our community and surrounding communities. We have partnered with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Green County and have started volunteering with Meals on Wheels. We have a designated route that we deliver to on Fridays that generally only takes about 1 hour of our time. We really have enjoyed this opportunity so far and have met some really great people that continue to put a smile on our faces weekly. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the ADRC of Green County at 608-328-9499 for more information.
August 18 – We attended our last August event, which was Fall Into Stockton in downtown Stockton, IL where we were a large event sponsor. The event consisted of a vendor/craft fair, giveaways, a number of different food trucks, a BBQ fest, car show, petting zoo, live music, bags tournament, children’s activities, and much more. We surely enjoyed our time this year, as we do every year!
August 21 – TruHome had our first official day inside the Kennedy Mall in Dubuque, IA. We currently have all of our products on display for shoppers to view. If you are in or near the Dubuque, IA area, stop over to the Kennedy Mall and take a look at our fantastic displays. From time to time Jake and Cody are there, too. If you see them be sure to tell them hello! We will be inside the mall through the holiday season.
Also, congratulations to our August weekly giveaway winners: Amber Deemer, Kari Hicks, Melody Stuessy, and Mary Place. Each week TruHome gives away a $25 Visa gift card. For a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card, check out our Facebook page each Monday (www.facebook.com/truhomeinc).
Featured jobs from August – thank you to all of our August customers and our hard-working team! We appreciate you!
September 2 – TruHome attended Apply Canyon Lake’s 40th Annual Ice Cream Social. The event had a craft fair, delicious lunch and desserts, silent auction, raffles, and lots of shopping! Despite the rainy weather that was in the forecast, the day turned out to be beautiful. However, as soon as we packed up it started to rain. We were feeling lucky to just miss the rain. Apple Canyon Lake is a beautiful area and if you are looking for a family-friendly Sunday Funday, check out the area…they even have a waterfall!
September 7-8 – Our team attended the annual Lena Fall Festival in Lena, IL. The fall festival had a ton of different vendors, free entertainment, carnival rides and games for the kids, and a huge parade on Saturday. It is a great annual event that the Lena Lions group puts on. If you didn’t get the chance to check it out this year, add a reminder to your calendar for next year!
September 14-16 – TruHome was very proud to be a part of Cheese Days 2018 where we helped celebrate cheese for the 104th year! We attended the vendor event where we displayed our roofs, windows, and baths. We also participated in the Cheese Days Parade, which featured our TruHome tiny home, as shown below in the photos. We built a Swiss Chalet style tiny home for the event, which we will be able to use at future events. On 9/29 we were featured in The Monroe Times as TruHome tied in 2nd place for the Best Decorated Float in the Cheese Days Parade. We were very excited to receive this award and would like to send out a special ‘thank you’ to the TruHome team for yet again going above and beyond with their hard work and dedication. Ultimately, we had a lot of fun and success at this year’s event, and we look forward to Cheese Days 2020! Cheers to cheese!
September 21-23 – We attended the 2018 Warren Pumpkin Festival in Warren, IL at Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds. This was a great vendor event that also included a carnival, parade, helicopter rides, demolition derby, antique tractor pull, cash raffle, lots of food, lots of pumpkins and much more. It was a chilly weekend, but despite the chill, the team had fun decorating our booth with fall garland and pumpkins for fall, as well as offering caramels to people who passed by. If you are looking for a true fall festival with lots of activities for your family, add this event to your calendar for next year!
September 27 – Finally, at the end of the month TruHome launched our second FREE bath giveaway! Our last free bath was given to the Jenson family from Rockford, IL. For this giveaway, we are doing an “Ugliest Bath Contest.” Do you or someone you know have an ugly bath or shower that needs some serious updating? If so, make sure to enter into the contest. More information is listed below.
To start with, you must live within a 1.5 hour radius of Monroe, Wisconsin to be entered.
Email a minimum of 3 pictures of your “ugly” bath or shower to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Facebook page. All entries must be submitted before October 15th. When you send your pictures please include your town of residence and your full name.
After your entry is submitted, we will attach a number to your pictures to keep you anonymous. We will post all candidates at noon on October 15th to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/truhomebaths).
Voting will end on November 15th. Make sure to share the post and tell your family and friends to “vote” for your submission by “liking” your picture on the pinned post on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/truhomebaths). The top 5 contestants will be narrowed down and announced before the TruHome team will select the overall winner!
As a result, everyone who submits an entry will receive $250 off their next system and the top 5 finalists will all receive $500 off their next system as a ‘thank you’ for participating.
The overall winner will receive a FREE, fully installed bath or shower system. Without delay, the winner’s new system will be installed just in time for the holidays!
Lastly, if you have any questions, please feel free to message our page (www.facebook.com/truhomeinc OR https://www.facebook.com/TruHomeBaths/). Otherwise, prepare those pictures and good luck to all of our participants!
Also, congratulations to our September weekly giveaway winners: James Merritt, Amanda Vanover, Kayla Scudder, and Sue Henning. Each week TruHome gives away a $25 Visa gift card. For a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card, check out our Facebook page each Monday (www.facebook.com/truhomeinc).
Featured jobs from September – thank you to all our September customers and our hard-working team! We appreciate you!