The 9th Annual Customer Appreciation Day was held on Saturday, August 20th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Grounds. Over 800 customers attended the event. Free LHTC t-shirts were given to the first 500 customers which this year had sponsors listed on the back.
Along with our new venue we also had local businesses from the community share in our event. We had over 13 local vendors that participated by setting up a table at the event to showcase their businesses. One of our Entertainment sponsors, Donegal Pharmacy had a station set up to check blood pressure.
Customers enjoyed a wide variety of live music by the Brothers Kelly. While enjoying the great music, customers were able to play games including something new this year, Bingo! While waiting for winners of the door prizes to be announced customer’s enjoyed hot dogs provided by The Dog Side of the Moon, popcorn, nachos and cheese were also available.
There was plenty of activities for the kids this year, too. There was a duck pond, bean bag toss, and balloon art and face painting from Seth the Balloon Dude. Plus, kids enjoyed a bouncy house and obstacle course. Thanks to Living Treasures Animal Park, kids were able to pet animals such as a baby goat, miniature horse, donkey, and a baby kangaroo!
At the Cable TV game wheel, customers had a chance to win LHTC Mason Jars and LHTC hand sanitizers. Customers also tested their skills at our dime pitch game to win LHTC Drawstring bag or a LHTC chip clip. At Bingo, customers won DQ gift cards, McDonald Value Meal coupons, plus Root Sports and MTV giveaways. Everyone had a good time playing the games and socializing.
It was a wonderful way to spend the day with family and friends, not to mention the winners that walked away with the 55" and 24" HDTV's, Kindle, and Scooter. Plus, this year thanks to our vendor’s who participated we had over 14 additional prizes to give away! Including $50.00 gift card to Reb Lobster, Wine Festival Tickets, $50.00 gift certificate to Linda Brown Floral, Free Chip Repair, 3 Mums, 28th Annual Golf Benefit twosome, Carnegie Museum Arts & History Tickets, 2 Sarnelli’s gift cards, Wine Basket w/ $50.00 gift certificate to Out of the Fire Café, First Aid Kit w/ $30.00 in gift cards to Chick Fil-A, movie themed basket, and $50.00 American Express card. Pam Jones, from Integrity Plus Realty, provided us with cotton candy for everyone. Tim Pisula, from Holiday Inn Express and Suites, gave away two, one night stays for the Holiday Inn Express and Suite and First National Bank gave away 3 additional baskets. One lucky customer won an autographed Josh Harrison baseball curtesy of MLB Network.
Overall, it was another successful year and we want to thank everyone that came out! A big thank you to all our vendors especially our Entertainment sponsors FNB, Donegal Pharmacy, and Living Treasure’s Animal Park. We hope to see everyone next year as we will continue to grow this event and bring more to you, our valued customers.