By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — Fresh Value Marketplace delivered Easter bags to residents at Peachtree Senior Living on Good Friday, April 2, 2021.
Manager Derrick Bell has been at the grocery store since July 2020. He said the store wanted to show appreciation for residents at the center, who are loyal customers.
“We like to reach out to the community,” said Bell. “We just thought we would fix a few Easter baskets because they shop with us.”
The employees of Fresh Value Marketplace put together over 60 baskets with lotion, hand sanitizer, napkins and gum. Bell said the residents were thankful for the surprise.
“One of the tenants here couldn’t believe it,” said Bell. “I mean, they had never had anything like that before.
Pauletta Holiday has been at Fresh Value Marketplace for two and a half years. She said she treats her customers like family, so the gesture was another example of that.
“It just warms my heart when I see the faces on them,” Holiday said. “They don’t always have someone coming to visit them so they were very grateful.”