The box was thoughtfully packed with a Redondo Beach teeshirt, map, and bottle opener, as well as stationary, freeze dried fruit, tea (not pictured) and a handy salad crisper bag.
Oraphan, how did you know I collect regional magnets? The Redondo Beach dolphin fits right in beside my Swedish viking and Las Vegas poker chip.
Pay it Forward is a blog contest with a simple premise: everybody likes receiving presents out of context. As the winner of Oraphan's giveaway, I now get to pass on the fun by mailing a package of my own to one lucky reader, who will then pay it forward by sending a gift to someone else, and so on into eternity... The only stipulation is that the items should be produced locally. I rarely participate in blog games, but I can't resist an opportunity to show off some of my favorite Maine-made products!
If you'd like to receive a package from Maine, leave a comment letting me know you're in. (Remember, if you're the winner, you'll have to pay it forward!) Readers outside the U.S. and Canada are welcome to participate, if they are patient enough to wait for cheap (and slow) international shipping. I'll choose a winner in one week, on Thursday, April 22. The contents of the box have yet to be determined, but I can promise something maple!