Hardware Retailing

JUN 2018

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Checkouts EVENTS Planting Seeds in Soil and in Youth G rabill Hardware brings kids together to play in the dirt. In March each year, the business in Grabill, Indiana, hosts a Kids' Seed Planting Day, and the event attracts more than 200 children from the community, which is quite a turnout for a service area with about 1,700 homes. Store owner Claude Schrock says they have been hosting Kids' Seed Planting Day for about 12 years. He says the idea for the event came from his team of employees wanting to do something special for the kids in the community. "We figured, since we have garden seed, why not encourage kids to come in and learn all about planting?" he says. Advertising for the event starts several weeks before. Grabill Hardware promotes it through the local newspaper and they post about the event on While children are waiting to plant seeds during the Grabill Hardware event, they spend time doing arts and crafts projects. HARDWARE RETAILING | June 2018 34

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