Mike & Debbie Brooks, Longtime Popeye Fans, Named Citizens of the Year in Chester, Ill.

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Spinach Can Collectibles co-owners Mike and Debbie Brooks speak to the crowd after being named the Chester Chamber of Commerce's Citizens of the Year for 2015 during the chamber's annual dinner on Friday, June 19. Photo: Pete Spitler/Herald Tribune

Spinach Can Collectibles co-owners Mike and Debbie Brooks speak to the crowd after being named the Chester (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year for 2015 during the chamber’s annual dinner on Friday, June 19. Photo Credit: Pete Spitler/Herald Tribune

Mike and Debbie Brooks have been staunch supporters of Popeye the Sailor Man for decades. The couple moved to Chester, Ill., birthplace of Popeye’s creator Elzie Segar, and opened Spinach Can Collectibles, a museum and shop highlighting all things related to the Mighty Mariner.
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Popeye Champions Award-Winning Ogilvy Brasil “Little Baldies” Campaign

Remember when we told you about the 2014 campaign by Ogilvy Brasil for the GRAACC Children’s Cancer Support Program in Brazil? Well, that Campaign has just won three awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which is currently being held at the Palais des Festivals in France!

IMG_1918The campaign, entitled “Carequinhas,” received three awards, two golds and one silver, in the Lions Health healthcare communications category.  And guess whose image was  selected for the publicity and press coverage? That’s right! Popeye!!!
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Did You Know? It’s National Hamburger Month!

wimpy1That’s right. May is Wimpy’s favorite month of the year. Everyone knows Popeye’s pal is a hamburger moocher par excellence. He doesn’t need to consult the calendar to utter his famous phrase: “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!”

Well, taking a cue from Wimpy, have you ever thought about taking a cross-country road trip to discover and devour all the different, delicious burgers you could find? O.K., let’s get real. While everyone might love the meaty rewards, who has the time to craft that kind of adventure?
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