Proctorville Kroger to sponsor Community Day

Published 10:34 am Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PROCTORVILLE — It’s a special kind of “Meet and Greet” the new managers at the Kroger in Proctorville are planning at their store.

On Saturday, May 30, the managers are planning a Kroger Community Day. The goal is simple.

“It’s that we just want to be involved in the community,” Mohannad Hassan, Proctorville store co-manager, said. “It’s to let the people know we are not just a grocery store. We want to be part of the community.”

The festivities will start with a local unit of the Marine Corps raising a new flag above the store.

The Coast Guard will bring in two or three boats for visitors to check out as well as the local volunteer fire departments showing off one of their trucks.

Ohio University Proctorville Center will also have a booth with information about the university’s programs.

“I really welcome the opportunity and appreciate the leadership being shown by Kroger,” Stephanie Burcham, director of the OU Proctorville Center. “Both Ohio University and Kroger are in this community to serve the community. What better way than to meet people in an environment where are no barriers, where they can ask questions about the services we provide and find out what they think we should provide.”

Concessions will come from Pepsi, Coca Cola, RC, Frito Lay and McDonald’s; Heiner’s Bakery plans to set up a grill and the Tea Room Café located in the Finishing Touch Gallery will offer items from its menu.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and will run through 2 p.m. Wendy Jenkins is the manager of the Proctorville Kroger.