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VeggieTales' Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, Now Official Face of Operation Christmas Child

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By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
June 27, 2013|5:20 pm

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    Big Idea Entertainment LLC, Leslie Ferrell (l) and VeggieTales creator Michael Nawrocki announce Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber from the best-selling VeggieTales® brand, as official spokes-characters for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a global children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children.
  • International Christian Retail Show
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    George Thomsen, chairman of the CBA board (l) cuts the ribbon signalling the official opening of the International Christian Retail Show at the America's Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Monday June 24, 2013 while Curtis Riskey, executive director of the CBA looks on.
  • VeggieTales
    (Photo: The Christian Post/Scott Liu)
    VeggieTales party hats.
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    (Photo: The Christian Post/Scott Liu)
    VeggieTales creator Michael Nawrocki (l) observes the VeggieTales exhibit at the International Christian Retail Show in St. Louis, Mo., on Monday June 24, 2013.

Creator of the best-selling VeggieTales® brand, Big Idea Entertainment LLC, a leading studio and producer of children's and family programming, characters and brands, announced on Monday a partnership with international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse, to increase awareness of and assistance for needy children worldwide.

VeggieTales characters Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber were announced as official spokes-characters for Operation Christmas Child, a global children's project of Samaritan's Purse that delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to disadvantaged children. The announcement was made at the official opening ceremony of International Christian Retail Show which concluded in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday.

 

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