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CUPCAKES, COOK-OFF AND GAMES MARK WATKINS 125-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

 WINONA, Minn., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Irwin Jacobs, owner and president of Watkins Incorporated, was surrounded by a sea of 11,125 cupcakes during the company's 125-year anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 2, in Winona. The cupcakes, which were flavored with Watkins vanilla, were given away to the thousands of attendees at the event. Other highlights of the anniversary celebration included a cook- off, live-entertainment, games and activities.
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 According to Roy Smalley, Watkins vice president of marketing, "The whole anniversary celebration and cook-off were a way to say thank you to our customers, our employees and all of Winona for helping us reach our 125-year anniversary."
 Watkins food products, which are sold through a network of 50,000 independent marketing representatives in the United States and Canada, include a variety of spices, extracts, seasonings, and barbecue and meat sauces as well as soup, gravy and dessert mixes. In addition to food products, Watkins also markets cleaning products and items for personal care, health and wellness.
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 /CONTACT: Paula Mielke or Robin Durand, 612-920-1443, for Watkins/


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