Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery Launches Children's Book For Christmas

Monday, November 29, 2004

The idea for the book, Mr. Krust’s Christmas was born out of the company’s strong commitment towards education and saw it necessary to start with the nurturing of the young minds of our youths.

Mr. Krust’s Christmas will be officially launched on December 4th with a live broadcast on Irie Jam Radio 93.5FM with interviews by Lowell Hawthorne, President /CEO. Listeners will have the opportunity to phone in and request a free copy of Mr. Krust’s Christmas. Mr. Hawthorne along with various Golden Krust representatives will be at selected locations to sign copies simultaneously within the five boroughs on December 4th between 1-6pm. The locations are: Westchester – 178 Fulton Street, White Plains Brooklyn – 1293 Fulton Street Brooklyn 2147 Nostrand Avenue Queens - 133- 38 Springfield Boulevard Bronx - 1592 Westchester Avenue Bronx - 1381 East Gunhill Road Bronx - 3452 Boston Road Rockland - 5 N Main Street, Spring Valley Mr. Krust’s Christmas is a colorful, well-illustrated comic-style story that primarily targets children between the ages of 6-12 years old. Puzzles, coloring pages and other word games are found in this wonderful book that even the adults will have fun reading and completing the various word games. It is our hope that parents will read Mr. Krust’s Christmas along with their children and be more positively involved in encouraging their children on the benefits and importance of reading. We are proud to add our voice with that of Eleanor Roosevelt who said, “It is today that we must create the world of the future,” and so it is with this charge that Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill has provided this book for families to come together in reading our story on a young boy who has moved away from his home country and must now adjust to his new environment. Mr. Krust’s Christmas shows children how reading is magical and can take them anywhere.

Mr. Krust’s Christmas will be distributed throughout our 80 locations nation wide, at the New York Public Libraries as well as to churches and schools both here and in Jamaica, West Indies.

Golden Krust Bakery & Grill also has two major scholarships both here in the United States and in Jamaica. The Golden Krust/ Bronx Community College scholarship, for students living in the United States was launched earlier this year by the President /CEO Lowell Hawthorne who is a graduate of the college. This scholarship was set up in an effort to give back to his alma mater and the community in an effort to instill hope in the minds of young adults the importance of believing in their dreams. The scholarships are awarded to model students for their academic achievements, persistence over hardships and community service. The second scholarship, The Mavis Hawthorne Memorial Essay Competition is awarded in the United States and Jamaica to graduating high school seniors accepted to college. This scholarship is awarded annually in the memory of the matriarch of the Hawthorne’s family who owned and operated Hawthornes & Sons Bakery, in St. Andrew, Jamaica out of which evolved Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill in the United States.

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is a quick service West Indian Restaurant operating over 80 Franchises in New York, California, Georgia, Florida, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut and The Carolinas and has over twenty –one stores currently under construction. For more information on “Mr. Krust’s Christmas” book signing, the location nearest to you, our scholarship information or general information please call 718-OK-KRUST or visit our website at

For More Infromation Please contact:
Pauline Bennett-O’Leary
Marketing/Public Relations Director
Phone: 718-655-7878

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