August 31, 2015
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A customer at Winn-Dixie store No. 103 in Fleming Island, Florida, plays “wine ring toss” in hopes of winning a free bottle of wine.​

A number of Winn-Dixie stores in Jacksonville, Florida, and Orlando, Florida, showed customers that they aren’t just for weekly shopping trips—they were a great place to go for some family fun and to celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer.”

The special summer celebration featured a two-weekend event with six selected Winn-Dixie stores in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, Aug. 1 and five selected stores in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, Aug. 8.

This free community event included a Prestige ice cream sundae stations to give customers a break from the summer heat and, of course, to go along with the award-winning Winn-Dixie pie sampling. Adults enjoyed a wine ring toss in which participants won a free bottle of wine for getting a hoop to go around a bottle. There also were interactive activities for children, including face painting.

“Our customers really love when we host special events for them and they enjoy having some fun while shopping,” said Fleming Island, Florida Winn-Dixie Store No. 103 Director Jeremy George. “It was wonderful to be able to celebrate with our local community.”

The event also included a hot dog cookout to benefit Feeding Northeast Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

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