Country Hearth breads is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes: Teresa Ziebarth of Lakeville, MN, and Mary Schukel of Eagle, NE. Both winners received a $1,000 check.

Teresa Ziebarth loves Country Hearth Breads, so when she received an email announcing the sweepstakes, she thought, "I eat a lot of Country Hearth bread, so I may as well try to win!" The timing is perfect for Ziebarth since she is building a new home and will put the money towards that.

Mary Schukel is an avid Country Hearth coupon user and when she too received the email announcing the sweepstakes, she thought, "I'm going for it!" Schukel has a grown son in Denver, CO, and so she is planning on spending some of her winnings to visit family.  A portion of the check is going to be donated to her local food shelf.

"A big thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winners!" said Mark Ubl, Pan-O-Gold vice president of sales. "We appreciate all of our customers, and our Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes is one way to recognize you during a season of gratitude and good will. Thank you for choosing Country Hearth breads throughout the year."

Sponsored by Country Hearth breads, the sweepstakes was open to residents age 18 and older in the Pan-O-Gold Midwest distribution area with no purchase required. The sweepstakes was promoted through newspaper inserts, radio, Country Hearth's website and social media.

One of the Midwest's leading wholesale bakeries, Pan-O-Gold Baking Company produces, markets and distributes a variety of bread, buns and baked goods, including Country Hearth and Village Hearth brands as well as private label and co-packed products.