October 25, 2013
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Winn-Dixie store No. 757 Cheese Steward Michelle Michaels serves residents of Hawks Landing during a Family Night event at their clubhouse.​

Store Director Donald Durham and the team of Winn-Dixie store No. 757 in Plantation, Fla. joined forces with the Hawks Landing Property Owners Association Oct. 3 to host a “Community Night Out” at the community’s clubhouse.

For Durham and his staff, it was a perfect opportunity to meet and greet neighbors in the subdivision and to showcase a variety of chef-inspired meals and gourmet offerings available at the nearby store.

Durham personally greeted each attendee before the the store’s management team wined and dined them. Store Chef Jackie Fenton performed a cooking demonstration, and Service Area Manager Kelly Albert, Cheese Steward Michelle Michaels, Wine Steward Paul De Castro, Floral Manager Betty Terreros and bakery team member Martha Montes de Oca distributed a variety of delicious offerings, including fresh artisan cheeses, imported wines, decadent desserts and more.

Durham said the event was a great opportunity to interact with his neighbors, as well as showcase an array of gourmet selections that customers can find at their neighborhood Winn-Dixie.

“It’s great to build a rapport with the community and also to make a great first-impression on residents who have never been to our store,” he said. “Being able to introduce ourselves at the Community Night was a great way to kick off our partnership with Hawks Landing.”

Joannie Cortes of the Hawks Landing Property Owners Association said she was thrilled to see the community embrace Winn-Dixie.

We were absolutely thrilled to welcome Winn-Dixie to our community and our residents were blown away by the event,” said Cortes. “Winn-Dixie’s Community Night was a huge success and we look forward to building on our partnership.”

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