Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the launch of an online holiday sweepstakes at Oprah.com in support of the new fall series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” Starting today through November 28, viewers can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win $500, in addition to a matching $500 donation to a local charity in their community at www.oprah.com/sweetthanks.
Viewers are encouraged to share a Thanksgiving family tradition (e.g., favorite recipe, family activity, fun memory, etc.), using the text and photo upload tools available on Oprah.com.
Five winners will be chosen at random and are eligible to receive:
$500 matching donation to the winner’s local charity for the holidays
Winners will be announced on on-air December 3 during the season finale of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” on OWN.
About “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”
Saturday, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT When Robbie Montgomery – one of the original back-up singers for 1960s soul duo sensation Ike and Tina Turner – toured with the band, she poured her creative gifts into her cooking as much as her singing. After the singing stopped, Robbie took her mother’s soul food recipes, passed down through generations, and created the empire known as “Sweetie Pie’s,” St. Louis’ iconic and wildly popular soul food restaurant run by Robbie and her dynamic family. With two successful locations, Miss Robbie is upping the ante and preparing to open a third restaurant with the help of her son and business partner, Tim. While Tim and his girlfriend, Jenae, also prepare for the birth of their first child – and their wedding – Miss Robbie, who has never been married, continues to look for love at the age of 71. “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” follows the loud, loving and still very musical Montgomery family as they struggle with the demands of expanding their family-owned business, one soulful dish at a time. Produced by Pilgrim Films & Television.