This year we celebrate 80 Years serving the Twin Cities. Wow! We are so very grateful to have had so many loyal customers over the years. Things have changed a lot since 1940. A loaf of bread was only 10 cents and a gallon of gas was 11 cents! The first McDonalds opened in California and a 40 hour work week was put into effect by amending the Fair Labor Standards Act. In 1940 we were first introduced to Bugs Bunny and The Tom & Jerry cartoon short debuted in theaters. Winston Churchill was voted Time Magazine’s Man of the Year and the York Peppermint Pattie debuted. In 1940 people started saying “cheese” when smiling for the camera, in the past they reputedly said “prunes” to keep from smiling!
A lot has changed in 80 years and we know 2020 is nothing like any of us expected. We are all doing our best to remain calm and find the good in these trying situations. Throughout the last 80 years, our community has seen it’s ups and downs, we know it’s important to find ways to help our community when in need. It feels good to do good.
This year Minnesota came together to help their neighbors. Whether it was donating your time to help a businesses clean up and rebuild, donating to your local food shelves, or helping a Minnesotan receive a warm coat, we have all tried our best to help however we can during this trying year.