On Saturday May 6, 2017, over 1000 people celebrated at Colonial Square Shopping Center who hosted the Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce event of the WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Mobile Museum.
Throughout the day, Publix Grocery Store Managers were greeting the community and introducing them to the upcoming Publix which is on target to open at Colonial Square in or before November of 2017.
Publix raffled off 12 insulated bags filled with non-perishable groceries and gave away close to 1000 Publix tote bags filled with items from the Publix Pharmacy department. This included samples of products as well as information about free antibiotics offered at the pharmacy with a prescription. In addition, Publix had a prize wheel with over 10 items to win and everyone won a prize. Upcoming information regarding job fairs will be announced closer to the opening of the store.
Domino's brought one of the 97 cars in the world which has a pizza oven built into the car. Domino's was promoting their Domino's Theater store which is opening at Colonial Square in 30-60 days. At the new Domino's, diners can watch the pizza being made and then sit down at one of the 40 seats to enjoy their meal. Daisy Carson won the drawing for a pizza a week for an entire year!
Union Bank was also celebrating the event and promoting their new location at Colonial Square. Not only did they have a prize wheel but also a putt putt golf hole in one game. In addition, Union Bank raffled off a huge tote bag filled to the brim with over $50 worth of items.
MP Bounce with Me, the indoor inflatable bounce play place at Colonial Square, was giving away free Hershey's Ice Cream and coupons to their store. Not only can you bounce at MP Bounce with Me but you can also enjoy ice cream and freshly made hamburgers!
The Son's of the American Legion kindly showed their patriotism by bringing a gigantic grill and made fresh hot dogs for the crowd. Their contribution was pivotal to the community picnic throughout the day.
Walgreens also participated by giving out Red Noses to promote their efforts to help children in poverty.
Colonial Square Shopping Center also provided an oversized inflatable slide and obstacle course to be enjoyed by patrons of all ages.
The celebration began with the Color Guard followed by the National Anthem and Military Medley performed by the Army Band. Major T. Gregory Kochuba and the City Manager Douglas E. Smith both spoke about the importance of history and thanked past and current military for their service.
Tussing Elementary School Choir beautifully sang patriotic songs. These included America The Beautiful and some songs written by Mr. Michael Sounders, the Director of the Choir.
N.B. Clements Drama Department performed a "teaser" of their Murder's in the Heir who done-it play which will be performed in its entirety this coming weekend at the middle school.
It was a great event all around!