COLORADO SPRINGS – The snack food Pringles is now part of holiday food favorites in Colorado Springs. It is because of a project for local troops stationed overseas called Operation Pringles Jingle.
“My son’s deployed,” said NASH FM morning radio personality, Cutter, “He texted me and said, hey, send me some Pringles.” Cutter mentioned on air. It caught the attention of Marine Veteran, and local business owner, Rick Hampton. “I heard on the radio that Cutter’s son was overseas and he asked or some Pringles potato chips,” said Hampton, “ So I called and donated 500 boxes and then it picked up from there.
Donations are a start, but then the salty gift had to be shipped. Welcome the Air Force to the military mission. More precisely, the Air Force Spouse of the Year, Kristen Christy, who also listens to country music. “I said is there some way that we can come along side and collaborate and get the postage to get these Pringles over to where they’re intended.” Christy is part of multiple military support groups with the connections to get the mailing done at a good price.
Now, boxes full of Pringles are in the mail and the way to more than just the one soldier who told his professional broadcaster dad, he wants some. Shipments are going to Afghanistan, Kuwait, also Greenland.