Red, Write, and Thank You!

It is our pleasure to sponsor the RED, WRITE and THANK YOU contest for children who will have a close family member deployed away from home over the Thanksgiving to Christmas period.

As proud citizens and immigrants, we are acutely aware of the fact that the USA is a land of hope, freedom, unlimited potential and opportunity for everyone wanting to embrace what this country stands for and has to offer.

Much of the greatness of this country has been achieved by the sacrifice of so many members from all branches of our military.  The soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who are in uniform are the obvious and visible people to whom we owe respect and gratitude.

The unseen and less obvious heroes are the family members left behind when a deployment occurs. This is especially true of the children who have close family members away at  holidays and events as well as just being away for the daily requirements every child benefits from.  We take these events for granted and take it as the norm for our family.


It is our privilege, therefore to try in a small way to fill this family void by hosting this trip to New York to enjoy the Christmas lights and a Broadway Show. More than the contest and the prize itself, it is our very small way of recognizing your sacrifice and expressing our deep gratitude to your entire family for providing us the opportunity to live in safety and security in this great country, the USA.

May God continue to bless all our military members and their families.

With respect and gratitude

Michael and Lynne Snaid

Owners – the Cinnamon Bear Group.


Download the entry forms and parental consent forms:

Forms may also be picked up at The Cinnamon Bear Country Stores in Savannah, Ga. at 5500 Abercorn St, 309 West St. Julian Street or 205 E River St, as well as at the Hilton Head Island, S.C., store at 149 Lighthouse Rd F, and the Amelia Island, Fla., store at 107 Centre St.

All entries must be handwritten and may be turned in to any of the Cinnamon Bear stores in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and Amelia Island, Fla. Entries may also be mailed to the Cinnamon Bear Stores corporate office at 101 Kahn Industrial Court, Suite E, Savannah, Ga. 31405. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 13.

The contest winner will enjoy a two-day, one-night trip to New York City, $500 spending money and tickets for The Lion King musical. The winner and family must be available to fly from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

To be eligible you must send in the contest entry form as well as the parental consent form sidned to our Twelve Oaks Location in Midtown Savannah located at 5500 Abercorn Street.

Submission form:

red write and thank you  

Parental Consent for and rules:

Parental consent form and rules