12th Annual Customer Appreciation Day
August 24, 2019
The 12th Annual Customer Appreciation Day was held on Saturday, August 24th from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Grounds. Over 825 customers attended the event. Free LHTC t-shirts were given to the first 500 customers with the event sponsors on the back.
This year we had 10 local businesses from the community share in our event. Somerset Trust had a Virtual Reality Experience and Duck’s Maple Farm had a variety of their maple products for sale, just to name a few.
Customers enjoyed a variety of live music by the Birmingham Band. While enjoying the great music, customers were able to play games including, Bingo! While waiting for winners of the door prizes to be announced customers enjoyed hot dogs provided by The Dog Side of the Moon, Pizza from G&D Market, popcorn, chips from Snyder of Berlin, and cookies from the Donegal Pie Shoppe. The Chestnut Ridge Fire Department sponsored delicious ice cream this year and Snowie Shaved Ice was also there serving a cool treat!
There were plenty of activities for the kids this year, too. There was sand art, a coloring table, and balloon art & face paint by the Balloon Girlz. Plus, kids enjoyed playing basketball, skee ball, and a Field Goal Football game. All kids received bags filled with animal themed prizes including a squishy, notebook, sand art necklace, and slime. Also, the gaming truck by Steel City Gamerz was back this year. Kids could challenge each other on the latest gaming systems and games in a mobile gaming theater. Thanks to Living Treasures Animal Park, kids were able to pet animals such as a baby donkey, goats, and snakes!
At the Cable TV game wheel, customers had a chance to win an LHTC Travel Cup and LHTC telephone chip clip. Customers also tested their skills at our fish bowl toss game to win a LHTC cooler tote or a LHTC wet wipe canister. At Bingo, customers won gift cards to Sarnelli’s Corner Market. Customers also had the opportunity to stop at our information table to learn more about our enhanced services such as Whole-Home DVR, Watch TV Everywhere and they could also sign up for in-home Wi-Fi for free for once month.
The Chestnut Ridge Community Volunteer Fire Company brought their fire truck and had demonstrations showing how they could lift something as heavy as an LHTC Bucket Truck in the air in case of an emergency. They also had a small jaws of life that they used pop cans to demonstrate how it works.
Everyone had a good time playing the games and socializing on the beautiful mild summer day. It was a wonderful way to spend the day with family and friends.
This year’s grand prize was a 65” UHD 4K Smart TV. We also drew prizes every 30 minutes throughout the day. Prizes included a 32” TV, Echo Dot, Kindle 7” Tablet, Echo Show, Blink XT2, and a Girls and Boys 20” bike. We also gave away various prizes from our local business sponsors and vendors. Thank you to G&D Market, Mountain Watershed Association, Life’s Promise, Duck’s Maple Farm, Novacare Rehabilitation, Christian Family & Children’s Center, Financial & Group Services, Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Donegal Dairy Queen, & Linda Brown’s Floral.
Overall, it was another successful year and we want to thank everyone that came out! A big thank you to our Entertainment sponsors AA Septic, Citizen’s Bank, Donegal Pharmacy, G& D Market, Sarnelli’s Corner Market, Mountain Pines Campground, Chestnut Ridge Community Volunteer Fire Company, Snyder of Berlin, 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.