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Harker Heights Evening Star
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Pint-sized pirates pack Chick-fil-a

Pint-sized pirates pack Chick-fil-a

By Sara Escobar
Correspondent

Chick-fil-a in Harker Heights held their “Pirate Night” Tuesday, June 28. Children attended the event dressed in decorative pirate clothes and face paint and received a free four-piece meal from the restaurant for their participation. The last Tuesday of every month holds a different theme for Chick-fil-a—and the assistant chief in marketing, Lisa De La Cruz—says it’s all about getting involved with their customers.
“I would say this company is very family oriented, we love getting to know our customers and staying active in the community,” Cruz says, who’s been employed with Chick-fil-a for over a year.
The casual dining area was busy with families partaking in the event Tuesday evening. Some children sported hand-made outfits, while others wore Halloween costumes. Employees from Chick-fil-a also had an activities table where they passed out eye patches and helped children make hand-hooks out of aluminum foil and plastic cups; balloon swords and hats were made and passed around to the children as well.
Chick-fil-a as a nationwide chain is no stranger to being involved in the community. Each year, Chick-fil-a gives thousands of sandwiches to those in need, such as sick or special needs children. The popular franchise is also noted for providing disaster relief to victims in weather related catastrophes as well as showing appreciation for the military by supporting and feeding our troops.
Over the past three years, Chick-fil-a, along with its restaurant operators have contributed more than $68 million in donations to a multitude of educational and charitable organizations while also providing millions of dollars in food donations nation-wide. The company focuses its giving in three key areas: youth and education, local communities, along with leadership and family enrichment. Not to mention the company’s commitment to serving fresh food without the concern of antibiotics, and it’s no wonder why the company has grown in such huge favor in the general population.
“What we really want to do is try to make a change—to impact people’s hearts,” Cruz said. Despite a nasty storm that took place Tuesday night, the event was still bustling with families who were eager to be a part of the fun.
The Chick-fil-a in Harker Heights will also be holding an event for the fourth of July, where a free chicken sandwich will accompany any purchase of an adult lunch or dinner meal. July 12 is cow appreciation day, where customers can dress up as a cow or wearing something cow related and receive a free entrée. For more information about Chick-fil-a and their upcoming events, call 254-690-2171.

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