IGA turns ten

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Staff, Stanstead

It could have been a Provigo, lo­cated in what has be­come the lo­cal Stone­henge, for­ti­fy­ing the lo­cal down­town but, rather, it be­came an IGA lo­cated in what was then noth­ing on Fair­fax.

Those who met An­dré Roy then saw a jit­tery man, the self-as­sur­ance mask­ing the doubt of the ven­ture. We re­mem­ber the days leading to the open­ing, when ev­ery soul in the fam­ily was asked to con­trib­ute, his par­ents giv­ing hun­dreds of hours to re­plen­ish shelves, clean­ing up.

To­day, the lo­cal IGA is a fix­ture and if, on Satur­day, it will of­fer the usual free food and stuff as­so­ci­ated with a tenth an­niver­sary, it is us who should thank An­dré and Kathy. This town de­serves the type of com­merces as­so­ci­ated with its size. To cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary, the store will host a GOURMET FAIR this Satur­day, June 14th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Be­sides some tasty food there will be mu­sic, ac­tiv­i­ties and draw­ings.

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