Cromer's to Kick Off 75th Anniversary with Charity Magic Shows

January 4, 2010

COLUMBIA, SC – January 4, 2010 – Cromer’s, the South Carolina institution for flavored popcorn and the South Carolina state snack, peanuts, will kickoff its 75th anniversary celebration with a fun-filled day of magic benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Cromer’s will open its warehouse, which is rarely open to the public, on Saturday, Jan. 30 for two magic shows at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Magician John Tudor will dazzle crowds of all ages with unbelievable new tricks and old magic tricks inspired by those James Cromer, the second generation owner of Cromer’s, invented many years ago.

“We are very excited to share the Cromer’s magic and celebrate our 75th anniversary,” said Carolette Cromer Turner, Cromer’s president and owner and granddaughter of Julian Cromer, founder of Cromer’s. “My father, James, loved magic, so this is the perfect way to celebrate and give back to children and families in need. This is a milestone year for our business, and though our business has changed with the times, Cromer’s has always been about offering good products for good times with family and friends. ” 

Tickets are $5, with free popcorn. Proceeds from the shows are going to Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House. Buy tickets in advance at Cromer’s 1700 Huger St. location. A limited quantity will be available at the door.

Experience the magic at Cromer’s and check out their exciting new products. In addition to everyone’s favorite popcorn and peanuts, Cromer’s also offers holiday and seasonal items, fun party supplies and promotional items.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Katie Alice Walker at Riley Communications, (803) 227-0914 or [email protected]

About Cromer’s
Cromer’s will celebrate 75 Years of Good Times and the Worst in 2010, embracing a resilient history framed by the Great Depression and current recession. What started as a one-man peanut stand grew into a multi-faceted South Carolina institution when founder Julian Cromer responded to competitors’ claims that he had the worst peanuts in town with a tongue-in-cheek cardboard sign proclaiming just that. Now helmed by granddaughter Carolette Cromer Turner, Cromer’s specializes in creative flavors of popcorn, all kind of peanuts, promotional items, and equipment and supplies for festive staples such as candy apples and cotton candy. To learn more, visit