September 30, 2015
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Winn-Dixie store No. 1511 Associate Megan Ladner at one of the sampling tables during a Customer Appreciation Day in Gulfport, Miss.​

With school in full swing and summer winding down, store No. 1511 in Gulfport, Mississippi, used the end of summer as an opportunity to show customers throughout the Gulfport community how much they care.

The store hosted a fun and festive Customer Appreciation Day Sept. 6 and offered its community a variety of tasty samples and interactive activities fun for families to enjoy.

Adults could sample tailgate favorites, including deli wings and barbecue sausage, and children were invited to try sweet and savory specialties. Sunshine the Clown brought even more fun to kids by making them balloon hats.

Winn-Dixie brand items were featured throughout the store during the day, including a variety of local and brand favorites. Interactive stations also allowed customers to discover their favorite Chek drinks and to sample delicious Prestige ice cream.

"Our customers are very important to us,” said Michael Moore, Winn-Dixie store No. 1511 director. "This event was our effort to show customers that we appreciate them and also a way for us to give back and say ‘thank you.’ Our customers allow us to serve them throughout the years and we sincerely appreciate that!"

The Customer Appreciation Event also featured a hydration station with freshly-made Winn-Dixie lemonade and a variety of sweet and delicious treats from the bakery department.

 
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Winn-Dixie store No. 1511 Associate Lashana Everett at one of the sampling tables during a Customer Appreciation Day in Gulfport, Miss.

 

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Winn-Dixie store No. 1511 Associate Ashley Parker staffs a sampling table during a Customer Appreciation Day in Gulfport, Miss.

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Sunshine the Clown prepares to make a balloon creation for a child during a Customer Appreciation Day in Gulfport, Miss.

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