Did You Win Free Groceries in Carleton Place Yesterday?




At high noon yesterday something wonderful happened at your local Mitchell’s Independent store in Carleton Place.  I had been in the store earlier grocery shopping and had heard all the managers had been called in to work– so felt something was afoot.  In fact, I later heard that the managers and employees didn’t know what was going to happen until 10 minutes before it was announced!



So what happened?  They gave out free groceries to all the customers who were standing in line at the checkout! That’s right– your grocery order was free! If you got free groceries yesterday –I would love to hear your story– so drop me a line if you did so we can share your happiness with Lanark County– no the world!



Sigh–I was two hours too early but I did get pieces of cake for me and Steve and an awesome awesome hat. Thanks Martha Linklater McNeely- I took this picture for you..LOL I can balance two pieces of cake on a grocery order. LOL

Thanks to Joyce and Jeff Mitchell and all the wonderful staff for such a treat to Carleton Place.. So don’t forget to email me if you won groceries




Janice Tennant Campbell just sent this photo my way: Thanks Janice!!!!! I can’t do this alone!

Hi Linda I just noticed you story about CP Independent. I was there later in the afternoon so unfortunately missed out on the free groceries. However there was a live band entertaining us while I was there. Thought you might be interested.



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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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