The Elephant is STILL in the Room

As you may know from last week’s blog, we have a new mascot of sorts, an unnamed Elephant.

Patrick Snowden has come for a few hours to paint the pachyderm to a more realistic grey. As you can see by the photos, it a VERY large subject to cover in just a few short hours.  But, Patrick is doing a fine job and soon our elephant will be ready for prime time.

This is called Elephant Painting

This is called Tusk Drying as part of the Paint-the-Elephant task.

However, he must be named. We can’t have a no-name Elephant.

After all, this is show biz!

Tusks being painted to be more realistic.

Tusks being painted to be more realistic.

And again, I repeat from last week — “that’s where YOU come in.” As a proper incentive, Hocus Pocus is offering a $100 gift prize to the person that comes up with the BEST name for our Hocus Pocus Pachyderm.

The winner will receive a store credit towards the purchase an anything they desire.

Painting the beast's eye.

Painting the beast’s eye.

We’ve received over 100 names from various submissions in the Name-the-Elephant contest.

At month’s end, we will post a poll on this blog of the Top Ten Elephants Names, based on the submissions received. Yes, we’ll be giving you a chance to assist us in finalizing the very BEST name by voting via poll.

In the meantime, please send your elephant names to sales@hocus-pocus.com. We’ll announce the winner after the voting from the poll has been concluded.

$100 Gift Certificate goes to the Winner of the Name-the-Elephant Contest.

$100 Gift Certificate goes to the Winner of the Name-the-Elephant Contest.

Another bit of excitement occurred when Miss Electra arrived this week. I’ve been waiting for her. Sounds a bit racy but it’s not. Miss Electra is a sideshow poster I procured. I do have the perfect place for here in the warehouse. She’ll but up before you know it.

She arrived in all her glory!

She arrived in all her glory!

My son Max came in today with a gift for me, a new metal sign emblazoned with our new Hocus Pocus logo on it.

It was completely unexpected and very much appreciated.  I love it!

Max's gift, our new logo in metal!

Max’s gift, our new logo in metal!

Betty and I are on the way out of town…we’ll be stopping by a few choice nurseries. After all, it’s Spring. Time to start gardening and planting.

Until next time.

Paul

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