Winn-Dixie store No. 590 in Mobile, Ala. partnered with Cottage Hill Christian Academy for Grandparents Day Oct. 4. Winn-Dixie kicked off the special day by catering a continental breakfast that included fresh fruit and delicious donuts.
“We were so excited to partner with Cottage Hill for Grandparents Day,” said Heath Edwards, store director. “We are looking forward to establishing a long-term partnership with the school that will include participation in other local events.”
Nearly 400 grandparents were welcomed to the program by the warm, smiling faces of store associates and a delightful Winn-Dixie spread. Service area manager Pam Rice was one of the associates representing Winn-Dixie at the program.
“We received a lot of compliments on the food we offered,” she said. “All of the grandparents seemed very excited that Winn-Dixie catered the breakfast.”
Cottage Hill incorporated various elements from the school and community into the Grandparents Day festivities, including the well-known Azalea Trail Maids, a group of high school girls who serve as ambassadors for the city of Mobile, as well as cheerleaders and other key school organizations. Some of the regular customers of store no. 590 were in attendance, but the program also presented Winn-Dixie with a great opportunity to show commitment to the community and gain additional customers.
“Cottage Hill faculty and grandparents were so happy that their local Winn-Dixie supported Grandparents Day,” Rice said.