Margate, Fla., Winn-Dixie Plans Summer of Fun

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Margate, Fla., Winn-Dixie Plans Summer of Fun

To mark the grand opening of its brand-new, 56,000-square-foot Margate, Fla., store — the first in the state under its “fresh and local” prototype — Winn-Dixie, Inc. is hosting a series of seasonal celebrations in June and July that will introduce area shoppers to all that the new location has to offer.

This Saturday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the “Savor the Flavors of Summer” heats things up with grilling demonstrations, food sampling, new feature demonstrations, gift card giveaways and live entertainment.

On Friday, June 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., shoppers can enjoy “A Taste of Winn-Dixie,” which will feature wine and cheese sampling, a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, food-tasting stations that highlight new store features, live entertainment and raffles, among other activities. A local chef will additionally hold a special live cooking demonstration.

For shoppers keen improve their general health, the “Eat Well, Live Well” event, scheduled for Saturday, June 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will introduce them their new neighborhood pharmacist, who will provide medication counseling for patients. Customers can also receive a complimentary health screening, a cholesterol check and blood pressure reading, seated chair massages, healthy cooking tips from Naturewell, organic product tastings, gift card giveaways and more.

“A Red, White & Blue Family Fun Day with Radio Disney” on Saturday, July 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will enable families to spend a fun-filled afternoon during which event attendees will have a chance to win two tickets to see the Jonas Brothers 2010 World Tour/Camp Rock 2 Tour at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in October, as well as taking part in a cookout featuring traditional favorites, food sampling and gift card giveaways, among other diversions. Additional kids’ activities will include face painting, balloon art and event-themed giveaways.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie operates 515 retail grocery locations, including over 400 in-store pharmacies, in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi.