Enter to WIN a $100 Gift Card!

It’s Contest Time!

We want to hear YOUR favorite tidbit of Presidential Lore. We’ve all heard the one about George Washington and his cherry tree…but we know there are PLENTY of other Presidential stories out there just waiting to be told! All you have to do is send us your favorite and YOU could win a $100 Gift Card!

The details:

Your entry should include your name, your local Earth Fare location, and your favorite Presidential Fact.

Email your entry to contests@earthfare.com the subject line “Founding Fathers” starting Monday, June 13.

All entries must be received before 11:59 pm EST on Friday, June 17.

We’ll sort through all the entries and post the winning story on our blog on Wednesday, June 22.

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32 Responses to Enter to WIN a $100 Gift Card!

  1. Carol Pettit says:

    Founding Father contest:Besides being the Commander of the Continental forces during the Revolutionary War and the 1st President of the USA, he was the fifth child of the ten. He was “home schooled” by his father and brother and self taught as an adult. The only time he left the country was to take his step brother to Barbados. George thought the warmer climate would help him recuperate from from tuberculosos.

  2. jimmie coleman says:

    love your store

  3. Nancy Thomas says:

    President Zachary Taylor had no formal education and never voted, never belonged to a political party nor took any interest in politics until he ran for president at age 62.

  4. Laura Hawthorne says:

    Barack Obama Tucson Memorial Speech: “Together we Thrive”
    White house staffer found copy of “Faces Of Hope,” a book picturing 50 babies born on September 11, 2001. One was Christina-Taylor Green, the girl killed in the shooting . That book contained a quote from Christina that Obama incorporated in his speech: ” I hope you jump in rain puddles”. Obama devoted four or five sections each to summarize the lives of the six that was killed in this section of his speech: “Our hearts are broken and yet, our hearts also have reason for fullness.”

  5. Star says:

    Chester Arthur assumed the presidency after James A. Garfield’s death. He had lost his wife a year and half before that making him our only windowed president. His sister was asked to preform the first lady’s entertaining duties. Arthur didn’t give her full protocol rank so she couldn’t do much. He felt this would disrespect his late wife, whom he would put a rose on her picture everyday and kept her room the same in their New York home.

  6. Scott says:

    Great contest …. the video is pretty good too. Look forward to reading the winning entry.

  7. Veronica Conley says:

    My Civics teacher told us that Ronald Reagan was so thrifty that when he was Governor of California his name was spelled wrong on his stationery. When he would send out correspondences he would correct the spelling by hand instead of having new stationery ordered. I think that is why he was my favorite president because he didn’t waste the tax payers money.

  8. Janice Huff says:

    Great Store – Great Website

  9. Donna Van Eerden - Shop at Earthfare on Battleground in Greensboro, NC. says:

    In Dec., 1777, George Washington was driven into PA. by the British where they set up camp at Valley Forge. Soldiers died at the rate of 12 per day. Of 11,000 soldiers, 2,500 died of cold, hunger and disease. It was reported “feet and legs froze till they became black and then often had to be amputated.” Soldiers from every state in the union were there-from 12-60 yrs. old, most white, some African American and others American Indians.

    In a later letter, Washington said, “To see men without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lay on, without shoes, by which their marches might be traced by the blood of their feet…is a mark of patience and obedience which in my opinion can scarce by paralleled.”

    Their “spirit of liberty” was the only thing that kept Washington and his army from disintegrating.

  10. JFK (Kennedy) was the first to come to mind…”Ask not what your country can do for you…Ask what you can do for your country”

  11. Laura Bettis says:

    I love to shop at Earthfare, where there are friendly faces and delicious, healthy food! Thank you for providing our community with healthy options!

  12. Sheri says:

    Can we submit more than one? It is hard to choose between the few that are tops on my list.

  13. Paula B-Haynes says:

    President John F. Kennedy stated that we, the people should ask not what our country can do for us but what we can do for our country. It brings to light the betterment of the people as a whole.

  14. Rhonda Burns says:

    President Ulysses Simpson Grant:

    Even though Grant was witness to some of the bloodiest battles in history, he could not stomach the sight of animal blood. Rare steak nauseated him. (Cook those tasty Earthfare steaks well done, please!)

    Back in his day, even the President could be arrested… while serving in office, Grant was arrested for driving his horse too fast and was fined $20!

    Grant said he knew only two songs. “One was Yankee Doodle and the other wasn’t.” He smoked 20 cigars a day, and not surprisingly, died of throat cancer.

    I shop at the new Tallahassee, Florida EarthFare!

  15. marilyn thompson says:

    President Ford Never won an election for president of the U.S. He was an Eagle Scout

  16. Pearl Wilson says:

    Ronald Reagan Reagan
    I first enjoy him as an actor, then as President of the United States.
    His first job was as a lifeguard at the Rock River in Lowell Park, near Dixon, in 1926. Reagan performed 77 rescues as a lifeguard, noting that he notched a mark on a wooden log for every life he saved.[14] Reagan attended Eureka College, where he became a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and majored in economics and sociology. He developed a reputation as a jack of all trades, excelling in campus politics, sports and theater
    He transformed the American presidency in ways that only a few have been able to. He had a strong faith in the goodness of people, was a great speaker with a wonderful sense of humor.
    “He took an America suffering from ‘malaise’… and made its citizens believe again in their destiny.

  17. Betty Parks says:

    1. James Madison was first president to wear long pants; others wore knickerbockers.
    2. Martin Van Buren was first president born in the U.S.
    3. John Quincy Adams was first president to be photographed.
    4. Franklin Pierce gave his inaugural address from memory … no notes.
    5. James Buchanan was only president who never married.
    6. Andrew Johnson was first vice-pres. made pres. after an assassination.
    7. Rutherford B. Hayes was first president to graduate from law school.
    8. Grover Cleveland answered the White House phone personally.
    9. William H. Taft was only president in American history to serve on Supreme Court.
    10. Warren G. Harding was first president to arrive at his inauguration in an automobile.
    11. Harry S. Truman was first president to travel under water in a submarine.
    12. Dwight D. Eisenhower had a putting green installed on the White House lawn.

  18. Elisabeth Funk says:

    Founding Fathers Contest

    Although he was never president, Benjamin Franklin was one of our countries most influential “Founding Fathers.” One of the most unknown and interesting facts about Mr. Franklin is that he was a vegetarian. Susan B Anthony, one of the greatest females in American political history, was also a vegetarian.

  19. millie miano says:

    I was a little young at the time,but from what I can recall my favorite was Pres.Rosovelt,sorry if I spelt his name wrong.He helped the people by creating soc.security.If not for that a lot of Prime Timers would have nothing.

  20. Charle Newell says:

    So who won the contest in Chattanooga?

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