On Tuesday, all of our Anna's House locations celebrated their newest store in Holland by hosting radio stations, handing out balloons, and donating 10% of their proceeds for the whole day to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Thank you to all of the wonderful community members who support us and made this day a huge success!
We know that a lot of people are probably thinking, "Wait a second, you opened in March though..." So why are we celebrating this late!? Well, we are celebrating for a number of reasons! Our largest reason is to be able to have a large turn out for our CF fundraiser that helps doctors and researchers get that much closer to finding a cure. Finding a cure means helping families who have been struggling with an incurable disease, helping those diagnosed get the care they need, and giving patients the quality of life they deserve. Another reason is to celebrate with the local partners, friends, and team members we have made in the Holland community since we opened in March. And last, but not least, a party is always best celebrated in the summer air!
Luckily, we were graced with a beautiful late summer day that started early- six in the morning early. A huge round of applause for Adam and Cece from JQ99 for coming to our store for a live broadcast before the sun was even up!
Another special guest arrived early in the morning and everyone was very excited to see and meet her- the real ANNA! She visited our Holland store and passed out balloons to guests in her classic diner girl outfit! Many guests have asked us the notorious question, "WHO is Anna?" Well on Tuesday, guests got to meet Anna and get to know her and her bubbly personality! She was very excited to share the day with such wonderful people.
As the day grew brighter and warmer, our wonderful partners from Jones Dairy set up their grill in the parking lot and started cooking up some breakfast meat for guests! They traveled all the way from Wisconsin to celebrate with us! We are so grateful, plus there's nothing quite like the smell of pork belly bacon in the morning. Not only did Jones Dairy feed everybody, they also brought along their friend Pork Chop! Anna and Pork Chop became instant best friends and spent the day hanging out with guests and handing out balloons.
Back out in the parking lot of our Holland store, Adam and Cece were broadcasting live to all of their radio listeners. Our Menu Developer Danea even got an interview!
During all of this excitement, Grandville was celebrating in their own fun way! Upon entering the store, it was easy to tell that they were having a party. Their interior decorating skills deserve an A+!
Not only did they decorate with Anna's House balloons and Cystic Fibrosis pins, they also had Tommy and Brooke from Star 105.7 camped out in front of their store! They were jamming to their station on loud speakers, live streaming on Facebook, talking to guests, and holding a raffle for concert tickets!
At Plainfield, radio host Michelle McKormick from LAV lived out her dream of being a car hop! She rocked the roller skates and delivered lunch to guests in their cars!
Last, but not least, Free Beer and Hot Wings joined us at our East Beltline location! They had a live broadcast while eating their hearts out and of course, joking around with everyone who stopped by their table. Taking to social media, the radio crew really made us blush with their compliments on the dishes they were served.
Thank you so much to everyone who came by to help us celebrate Holland's Grand Opening! We are so happy and grateful for the community support, partnerships, and friends we've made along the way!
Posted on 08/24/2016 at 01:10:00 PM