June 13, 2014
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Store Director Eliu Cubas welcomes Auburndale Elementary School Principal Ana Gutierrez to her first Art Night.​

To celebrate the creative talents of Auburndale Elementary School students with special needs, Miami Winn-Dixie store No. 251 Store Director Eliu Cubas and his team welcomed more than 140 attendees from the school’s kindergarten and first grade classes to an Art Night on April 30.

Cubas first met with the Auburndale Elementary PTO in February as part of his ongoing commitment to develop educational partnerships. They worked together to plan an Art Night that would highlight the tremendous work of the school’s special needs program.

“We were so happy to join Auburndale Elementary School to showcase the creativity and special talents of these students to our customers,” said Cubas. “Everyone from families to school staff turned out to support our new partnership. The crowd of attendees and customers was filled with joy and inspired by the childrens’ paintings.”

Students and parents were able to view more than 100 pieces of artwork on display in the store’s fresh area. Families were also treated to sampling, face painting and giveaways throughout the evening. Auburndale Elementary School Principal Ana Gutierrez said she was happy to see Cubas’ devotion to providing a fun night out for families.

“We had several students whose faces lit up when they saw their artwork displayed in their neighborhood Winn-Dixie,” she said. “Based on the overwhelming success of the evening, everyone at Auburndale Elementary School is excited to see what the future holds for our new partnership with Eliu and Winn-Dixie.”

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