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Update 1/13/17: This giveaway has closed, and we have a winner! Sara Couch! We’ll e-mail you with details regarding how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered.

If you grew up in St. Louis, the name “Eckert’s” might bring back fond memories of apple picking with your family, going on a hay ride during a class field trip, picking up Eckert’s peaches at your local farmer’s market, or finding that perfect Christmas tree at their farm, as we did this year! To many St. Louisans, Eckert’s is more than a farm. It’s where memories are made. This year, they are offering another exciting way to make lasting memories: ice skating! The Belleville location has installed a synthetic ice rink outdoors complete with lights and music. Learn all about the new skating rink here.

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Eckert’s invited us to try out the new ice rink, sip on cocoa, and eat at their restaurant this past week. The skating was a little tricky for these 30-somethings, but it was fun nonetheless. We were both laughing the entire time. Since it was a freezing cold night, we only stayed out for a little bit before needing some hot cocoa to warm up. We’ve had a lot of hot cocoa in our day, and theirs was extra thick and chocolatey. We wandered around the country store while sipping on our cocoa before making our way to the restaurant for dinner.

All you can eat fried chicken. Fried biscuits with apple butter. Country fried steak. Mashed potatoes. We filled up on all of the aforementioned deliciousness (and more) so much so that we skipped out on the pie because we were too stuffed! The food and the service were both warm and comforting.

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It was a fun trip to Belleville and we want to send your family to Eckert’s, too! We are excited to offer a special giveaway, thanks to Eckert’s, for those of you near the St. Louis area. The Eckert’s giveaway package will include:

Ice Skating for 4
Hot Cocoa for 4
$20 Gift Card to the Country Store or Restaurant

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post by Thursday, January 12th at 11:59pm CST. Winner must be 18 years of age or older with a valid e-mail address in the comment submission form. The lucky random winner will be announced on Friday the 13th! Good luck to all!

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