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My Town: Local children get TV debut with new Meijer commercial

KENTWOOD, Mich.-  A Kentwood boy is getting his chance at TV fame.

Carson, 4, is one of nine West Michigan children featured in Meijer’s newest commercials, starring the retailer’s beloved penny-operated pony, Sandy.  Carson’s mother says he always has to ride Sandy when they visit Meijer every other Thursday.  Afterwards, he leaves extra pennies for kids waiting in line.

 Meijer released two versions of the commercial; the 30-second spot will begin airing in five states in June and the 60-second version is already online.  Both spots feature photos from a Meijer Facebook contest held earlier this year.  For the shorter spot, the retailer selected 28 photos from the more than 3,200 submitted during the contest.  Four additional photos chosen for the 60-second version of the commercial.

The other local children featured in the spot include 2-year-old Braevin of Grand Rapids; 5-year-old Brandon of Grand Rapids; 1-year-old Amos of Kalamazoo; 3-year-old Mason of Portage; 6-year-old Cami of Marshall; 3-year-old Malena of Pleasant Lake; 4-year-old Kendall of Dorr and 3-year-old Melinda of Cedar Springs.  You can see their winning photos here.