To the Editor,
I had a very positive experience in our community this past Saturday morning that I want to share with all of the readers of the The Robesonian.
My wife Angela and I were out running some errands and we learned that Quickie Manufacturing was having its annual mop-and-broom sale at its facility out near the airport. I thought, well I really don’t need any mops or brooms, but I learned that all of the sales for the day were being donated to Relay for Life. That’s when I got interested. So off we go to find cars in their parking lot circling around trying to find a parking place. On our journey to the entrance we were told to enter you must bring one item to be recycled. Of course we were not prepared for this, but some kind community member walking nearby offered us two empty water bottles to used as our admission ticket.
The merchandise was well displayed and the consumers were having a blast filling their bags (and boxes) with all sorts of products that are made and sold by one of our wonderful industries right here in our community. There were of course mops and brooms, but it did not stop there. I did not know there were so many varieties of mops and brooms that were on the market today. They were selling brushes of all shapes and sizes, sponges, buckets, squeegees, and nearly any other kind of cleaning device that you could imagine.
Needless to say, since we were there to support the cause, we made a purchase of a few of these great items. But most importantly I felt compelled to write you to tell the story of how proud I am of the Quickie Manufacturing leaders and employees for making this happen for our community and for Relay for Life. So if you get the chance in the next few days and see anyone associated with the Quickie Team, tell them to keep this up and make sure they do it again next year so more of us can go and support such a worthy cause.