Getting His Just Desserts? CARE’s Jeremy Stroop Takes a Pie in the Face for Carpet Recycling
Jeremy Stroop is a favorite around the Carpet and Rug Institute building. Although he officially works for the Carpet America Recovery Effort as its operations manager, his office is only two doors down from mine, and when he is not on the road traveling on behalf of CARE, he is always at work and always busy. He is known for his red hair, infectious cheerfulness, and offbeat sense of humor. So I wasn’t surprised when he told me he had signed up to participate in the world’s biggest pie fight at Shaw’s Dallas Market show - of course he had – the Jeremy I know is always up for a challenge. He is also very community oriented and he liked the fact that, as part of the Guinness Record-setting pie fight celebration, Shaw was making a donation to the hunger relief agency Feeding America – enough to provide 70,000 meals.
Jeremy was in Dallas at the Shaw show because CARE has been offering a special membership opportunity to selected commercial and residential carpet retailers around the U.S. (see the blog post about StarNet dealers joining CARE). As part of the membership promotion, Jeremy has traveled to several manufacturers’ market events, including Shaw’s Dallas market, which is where the pie fight was held on Jan 7, 2010.
Jeremy after the pie fight.
“It was fun,” Jeremy said of the experience. “I got chocolate in my ears and cherries in my hair, but in spite of the mess, it was just good, clean fun.
My five year-old likes the pictures of me covered with pie – except now he wants to have a pie thrown-down of our own at home!”
Thanks for all you do, Jeremy – we appreciate you!
Watch the video of the entire pie fight on YouTube.