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UPDATE: Racing Sausage Costume Found; Klement's Releases Statement

UPDATED Thursday, February 28, 2013 --- 1:28 p.m.

Press Release from Klement’s Sausage:

Milwaukee, WI (February 28, 2013)- At 8:00am on Thursday, February 28th, Klement’s Sausage Company was officially notified by the Cedarburg Police Department that Guido, the Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage, has been found.

“Klement’s wants to thank the local community and media for all of their assistance getting the word out on our Missing Link,” stated Rebecca Quella, Director of Marketing at Klement’s Sausage. “Guido is still a little raw, but we are confident that he has all the ingredients to get back into action in time for the 2013 Baseball season.”

Klement’s Sausage received thousands of inquiries regarding the missing Klement’s Racing Italian and fans addressing their concerns. Klement’s is now in full force planning of an official “Welcome Home Guido” celebration. The tailgate party will take place shortly after the start of the baseball season and will be their way of thanking all of the well wishers and media for their contribution in finding the missing link. Information on the celebration and how fans can attend will be posted first on the Klement’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the Klement’s website.

As an immediate thank you, Klement’s has released a coupon for Klement’s Italian Sausage links to be used at participating retail grocery stores on their Facebook page.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Klement’s operates out of two production facilities that occupy over 220,000 square feet that produce quality sausage, meat and deli products and has nearly 500 local employees. The company began in 1956 with the foundation of a family’s commitment to excellence. Klement’s point of difference remains today as they continue to carve out a position of independent quality for generations past and yet to come. For more information, please visit www.klements.com.

Facebook: www. facebook.com/KlementSausage
Twitter: www.twitter.com/KlementSausage

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UPDATED Thursday, February 28, 2013 --- 7:40 a.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee:

CEDARBURG (WITI) — A staff member with TJ Ryan’s Bar in Cedarburg told FOX6 News late Wednesday night the missing Milwaukee Brewers Racing Italian Sausage was located.

The sausage was located inside the bar around 7:30 p.m.

The staff member did not specify who returned the costume, but said the police were at the bar investigating.

The Klement Sausage Company issued a statement Wednesday, following the disappearance of the Milwaukee Brewers Racing Italian Sausage.

All American Mustards offered a year’s supply of mustard to anyone who returns the missing Italian Sausage costume.

Owner and president Jennifer Connor told FOX6 News she is a big Milwaukee Brewers fan, and it was important to try and help return the sausage costume for fans to enjoy at future Brewers games.

The free mustard for a year would be given out via a case every month for an entire year.

The statement from Klement’s reads as follows: “The Klement Sausage Company is deeply saddened with the disappearance of our link, Guido the Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage. We deeply appreciate the community’s thoughts and concerns that have been expressed to us through e-mail, phone calls, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

“This is the Wurst of Times,” stated Rebecca Quella, Director of Marketing at Klement’s Sausage. “We hope to welcome home Guido with an official celebration and are optimistic for his return. We look forward to the return of the missing link so he can join the rest of the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™ in the local communities.”

Klement’s Sausage is hopeful that a Welcome Home Celebration can happen and is working on the coordination prior to a Milwaukee Brewers home game for our fans. Show your support and receive updated information on the missing Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage by liking Klement’s on Facebook and Twitter.

Klement’s has been working with the Cedarburg Police Department and appreciates all of their assistance with the missing sausage. Our main goal is to have the Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage returned. If you have information about the missing link, please contact them at (262) 375-7620.

The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages are rented to make appearances at community events with non-profit organizations, local schools and Klement’s customers around the state of Wisconsin.”

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Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 --- 6:44 p.m.

From our news partner, WITI in Milwaukee:

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Klement Sausage Company issued a statement Wednesday, February 27th following the disappearance of the Milwaukee Brewers Racing Italian Sausage.

All American Mustards is offering a year’s supply of mustard to anyone who returns the missing Italian Sausage costume.

Owner and president Jennifer Connor told FOX6 News she is a big Milwaukee Brewers fan, and it was important to try and help return the sausage costume for fans to enjoy at future Brewers games.

The free mustard for a year would be given out via a case every month for an entire year.

The statement from Klement’s reads as follows: “The Klement Sausage Company is deeply saddened with the disappearance of our link, Guido the Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage. We deeply appreciate the community’s thoughts and concerns that have been expressed to us through e-mail, phone calls, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

“This is the Wurst of Times,” stated Rebecca Quella, Director of Marketing at Klement’s Sausage. “We hope to welcome home Guido with an official celebration and are optimistic for his return. We look forward to the return of the missing link so he can join the rest of the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages™ in the local communities.”

Klement’s Sausage is hopeful that a Welcome Home Celebration can happen and is working on the coordination prior to a Milwaukee Brewers home game for our fans. Show your support and receive updated information on the missing Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage by liking Klement’s on Facebook and Twitter.

Klement’s has been working with the Cedarburg Police Department and appreciates all of their assistance with the missing sausage. Our main goal is to have the Klement’s Racing Italian Sausage returned. If you have information about the missing link, please contact them at (262) 375-7620.

The Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages are rented to make appearances at community events with non-profit organizations, local schools and Klement’s customers around the state of Wisconsin.”

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CEDARBURG (AP) - One of the base-running sausages, a familiar sight at Milwaukee Brewers games, is missing.

Someone wearing the Klement's Racing Italian Sausage costume recently posed with bar patrons in Cedarburg, Wis. The 7-foot-long, $3,000 costume was in a backroom at the Milwaukee Curling Club during a Feb. 16 fundraiser. Someone saw the sausage walk out the door that evening and it hasn't been seen since.

The costume is owned by Milwaukee-based sausage company Klement's. The Racing Sausages, including the Bratwurst, the Polish Sausage, the Hot Dog and the Chorizo, are a popular sight running bases at Brewers home games. The costumes are available for rent.

Cedarburg police Detective Jeff Vahsholtz tells the Journal Sentinel that police are interviewing bar patrons and looking for the costume.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press


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