HANNAFORD DONATES $7,500 TO MILTON INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND IN CELEBRATION OF BALLSTON SPA STORE GRAND RE-OPENING

Town of Milton Inclusive Playground Donation: Hannaford Supermarkets Regional Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre (left) presents Town of Milton Inclusive Playground Organizer Krystyn LaBate (right) with a donation of $7,500 at the newly-remodeled Ballston Spa Hannaford store at 11 Trieble Avenue on Friday, September 25.

Town of Milton Inclusive Playground Donation: Hannaford Supermarkets Regional Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre (left) presents Town of Milton Inclusive Playground Organizer Krystyn LaBate (right) with a donation of $7,500 at the newly-remodeled Ballston Spa Hannaford store at 11 Trieble Avenue on Friday, September 25.

Shoppers welcome to attend official grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 7 a.m.

BALLSTON SPA, New York – Hannaford Supermarkets today celebrated the grand re-opening of its Ballston Spa store located at 11 Trieble Avenue by presenting a $7,500 donation to the new inclusive, handicapped-accessible Town of Milton playground located at Burgess-Kimball Park on Rowland Street, less than one mile from the newly-remodeled store.

The 17,000 square foot recreation park, which will open Tuesday, September 29, will offer special ramps for wheelchairs, sensory panels for children with ADHD and autism, transfer platforms, and swings that are accessible for children with disabilities, including one that holds a wheelchair.

The donation from Hannaford assisted in the purchase of three pieces of equipment for the new playground: a tree swing; an enclosed tot seat; and an expression swing, which is the first of its kind in the Capital Region and promotes intergenerational interaction through a face-to-face design allowing adults and children to swing together.

“Hannaford is thrilled to support this outstanding project, which breaks down barriers for children with disabilities and provides an ideal space for them to play, learn and be active,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Regional Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre. “We look forward to seeing area children enjoy the playground for years to come and commend the Town of Milton and the playground organizers for their vision and commitment to making this idea a reality.”

 

Newly remodeled store features additional 8,000 square feet of space, Hannaford To Go online ordering service, new drive-thru pharmacy, and expanded product offerings

The store renovations expand the Ballston Spa store by 8,000 square feet in an effort to offer an increased variety of products and provide a better shopping experience for customers. Shoppers will find an expanded selection of locally-grown produce; natural, organic and gluten-free products; as well as larger butcher shop, deli and seafood sections, including ready-to-cook options, a new salad and soup bar, and more local products.

“Hannaford Supermarkets is known for our signature combination of everyday low prices, quality foods and outstanding service,” said Ballston Spa Store Manager Heather Monroe. “This project makes that experience even better by introducing some great, new products and providing a fresh look to the whole store. We look forward to showing the Ballston Spa community the results of what we have been working on.”

The newly-remodeled store will also offer shoppers the opportunity to select their groceries online at Hannaford.com and pick up the order curbside through the Hannaford To Go service. Additionally, the updated store features a new drive-thru pharmacy and private consultation rooms for speaking with pharmacists and administering flu shots, which are available without an appointment.

On Saturday, September 26, the first 300 customers through the doors beginning at 7 a.m. will each receive a Hannaford mystery gift card valued anywhere between $5 and $250. The first 100 children through the doors will receive a free set of markers and reusable bag, which they can custom design. Shoppers will enjoy giveaways and samplings throughout the store.

The grand re-opening celebration will continue with a Close to Home Day on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers will have the opportunity to meet and sample products from local vendors that are part of the Hannaford Close to Home program. Customers can also enter to win a free kayak.

The Ballston Spa store is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 187 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

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