Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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July 19, 2013

Lowe's celebration honors customers, hosts 500

GREENSBURG – Lowe’s Pellets and Grain continued its 50th anniversary celebration Saturday by opening its doors to those who helped make a half century of success possible: Its loyal customers.

Being in the animal feed business for this long has led to Lowe’s culling quite a group of patrons, and more than 500 of them visited the business Saturday morning and into the early afternoon.

In keeping with an old tradition, the Lowe’s family served up a pork chop dinner – a throwback to the company’s “Pork Chop Days” of the 1970s – along with sides of green beans, applesauce, potato chips and cookies.

Children were treated to a bounce house and face painting courtesy of members of the St. Mary’s Youth Ministry Program, leading to plenty of fun for the younger set. Those interested in getting a “behind the scenes” look at the business were also given free grain bin tours conducted by Lowe’s president and manager Alan Lowe. The end of the trip allowed attendees to take home Lowe’s baseball caps, pens and other assorted goodies essentially just for stopping by.

Kristy Lowe, wife of Alan, said she and the rest of the family were quite pleased with the turnout. Kristy Lowe mentioned the Customer Appreciation Day allowed the Lowe’s family to meet in person with customers based in Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota and elsewhere, who typically don’t have the opportunity to visit the Tree City often.

The day went off without a hitch, following months of planning by the Lowe’s Board of Directors which is composed of Alan, Kristy, and Regina Lowe, and Mark and Dawn Schuman. A family function the night before also gave company founder and family patriarch Floyd Lowe, now 95-years-old, a chance to visit and reminisce. Kristy Lowe said Floyd is excited about the 50th anniversary milestone of the business he and his late wife Elizabeth began in the early ‘60s, and he stated it has been “a privilege to serve” the Greensburg and Decatur County community.

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