Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rick's Hometown Proud Photography

When we expanded and remodeled the Bakery/Deli kitchen we ended up with a very long hallway to our bathrooms. This looked like a blank canvas just screaming to have some of my favorite, uber talented, photographer’s art displayed! He has such an eye for beauty it is incredibly hard to choose but hopefully by the time you read this I’ll have both sides of the hall completed. 

The plan was local beauty and events BUT what about all the sights from our National Parks? We must share those! I played a little fast and loose with ‘local’ too. I consider Highway 395 ours, all the way to Lone Pine. Sacramento Valley, well yeah, that feels like home to me. Anyway, I hope you enjoy Rick’s art as much as I do, we are indeed fortunate  to be surrounded by such majesty.

Ansel Adams said “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” I have been blessed to be right there when every photograph was made and the one of Rick in Bryce Canyon National Park I even made.


Lots of new additions!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sheriff Dean Growdon

Exactly what anyone would want in a community leader. That’s what I think as I look at Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon’s Facebook page. Dean, wife Carol and their two sons pictured, hiking Lassen Park or competing in cycling and/or running events (at the Courage Run, Dean and his sons even took 2nd place!). Doing the Rocky pose at the finish of the Police Unity Tour. Volunteering with Rotarians to line our Main st with American Flags. Coaching JV Basketball at the High School.

One of my favorite pics was taken last December when Dean graduated with a Master of Justice Management degree from UNR, of course the family was there, looking as proud as can be. This had to be a lot of added stress, full time job, family and pursuing a Masters. Why? He said it was for personal and professional growth but also to show his kids it can be done.

I wanted to know what makes our Sheriff’s department such a stand out. I can feel the respect and concern they all have for each other. Sheriff Growdon says it’s their culture. They look at what they CAN do, not what difficulties they face. When a position needs to be filled they hire LoCaLs that care about our community, a person that will make their team better.

Sheriff Growdon is definitely part of the team. More than willing to get goofy and have fun but never give up who he is at the core.

What can we do to help? There is a lot of misinformation out there, Dean encourages you to check it out for yourself, learn what’s really happening from the Deputies, and get this, you can go on a ride along! Even cooler, I can go on a ride along!! Applications are available at the Sheriff’s Department.

We are so Hometown Proud to have Sheriff Dean Growdon! Thanks for all you and your entire department do for all of us every, single day!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Grand Opening!

50 year anniversary

In May of 1968 this market opened as Eagle Thrifty. Since then it has been, Raleys, Shop ’n Save, Susan Village Market and best of all, Susanville Supermarket! Located right in the heart of town, wisely chosen location. But let’s face it. Brick and mortar (or in this case cement block) and a name don’t make a business. Our shoppers and the dedicated staff that take ownership are the heart of our store. As a side note, Ken Loflin was hired in 1968 before the doors even opened.

25 year anniversary
In 1993 we came to Susanville Supermarket and have been blessed to remain. I was just talking to a friend who’s career has moved her frequently to many exciting cities, she shared that while moving was exciting she missed having a sense of community like we have here after 25 years. Isn’t that the truth. I just heard the USDA Secretary speak and express his gratitude to independent grocers for being the last step in actually getting food to the people. We are proud to be part of such an awesome task. Thankfully, Ken Loflin was still here when we arrived.

Grand Opening!
As I’ve said before, the old girl really needed a facelift and boy did she get one! NEW Bakery/Deli Kitchen with their own walk in freezer and walk in cooler, new oven, which is about as big as a walk in freezer, new proof box, new bathrooms, energy efficient lighting, entry ways that no longer open right to traffic, covered cart area just to name a few, AND she is beautiful! PLUS we reclaimed our name, we’re still IGA but we belong to Susanville first and really believe our market is SUPER. Oh, and Kenny? He’s still here, and many others that have served our market for decades.

Special thanks:
Hannah Satica for her support since the beginning!
Holland and Corder,
LoCaL Historian Tim Purdy for the logos, he had original ads in his collection!
All our faithful customers,
Our dedicated staff,
and our whole community!

Susanville Supermarket is Hometown Proud!

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