Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Once Again Hometown Proud

Wednesday, May 30, 2006 was a big day for the residents of Rittman as the IGA re-opened their doors. The first folks to walk through the doors were my daughter Martha, her husband Kevin, and children Ben, Makenna, and Silas. Ben had told everyone that the IGA was opening and that he was going to be the first customer. After choosing applesauce and chocolate milk, Ben was indeed the first customer to check out at the new Rittman IGA. Owner Dan Foutty is presenting Ben with a ball for being the first customer(Ben calls this his IGA ball). What makes me happy to see is that Rittman has it's full service deli and bakery back. The store is set up the same as before with some welcome changes. Prices are more reasonable, and as pictured there is a special on selected meats where you can choose five packages for $19.99, which is similar to what one of the stores in Wadsworth offers. I will be trying their chicken in the next few days and will report on the quality shortly thereafter. Also the seniors of Rittman now have a place to shop again. And with the price of gasoline having escalated, any trip out of town saved will be appreciated.


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