In a testament to the "generational love" of SnowFloss Kraut, Lexi Ortman, 9, and her great-grandmother, Frankie Byrd, will both appear on the label of SnowFloss Kraut as part of the SnowFloss Label Stars program.
Lexi's mother, Sydnee Ortman, submitted the photo. The Ortmans live in Hartville and Frankie Byrd hails from Mogadore. Labels are currently in production and will be distributed nationally later this year.
"Sauerkraut is part of Lexi's favorite meal, sauerkraut and kielbasa with mashed potatoes. She asks for it whenever her great-grandmother comes over. We make it a couple of times a month," said Sydnee Ortman, who is a teacher at the Barberton Elementary West School.
Lexi's father, Don Ortman, is a lineman for Thompson Electric.
Sauerkraut helps keep Lexi fueled; she likes cheerleading, draws, and is always playing with her friends.
"This was such a wonderful photo and story; it was a natural choice for us to put Lexi and her great-grandmother on our label," said Katie Smith, marketing manager of SnowFloss Kraut.
"There are many families that have passed on their love of SnowFloss through the generations, and the Ortmans represent those who made SnowFloss part of their lives. We celebrate all of them with this image," she said.
Sauerkraut lovers can still submit their photos, which will appear on the SnowFloss website and Facebook page. SnowFloss is encouraging people to send in their photos and their favorite sauerkraut recipes, stories and anecdotes.
Photos should illustrate how individuals, families or groups actually utilize SnowFloss products. It's easy to submit: those interested should send a photo of themselves, family or group using SnowFloss Kraut to photos @snowflosskraut.com.