Saturday, July 17, 2010

So Jared did not get offered the Firefighter job with the city of Round Rock.  He made it all the way to the final interview with the chief, which is pretty good for his first attempt at trying to get a firefighter job.  Now he's started applying for positions in other cities.  I hope he can find something!  Meanwhile he's kept his position at the toy store. 

Pink Penguin Grand Opening

The Pink Penguin joined the Hutto Chamber of Commerce a few weeks ago... I had NO IDEA how HUGE this is to a smaller community such as Hutto.  Right away the Chamber President arranged for a 'Grand Opening'.  Whew!  What a deal! Publicity! 
Our Open House was July 8th from 1:00-2:00pm.  We we only going to have a few friends & family there but I panicked when I read of other "Grand Openings" in Hutto and the cool stuff they do; face-painting, pizza, drinks.... So we decided to offer free 8oz. cups of frozen yogurt.  Of course when you mention the word "Free" you automatically have a crowd. 
Needless to say the Chamber President (Bob Barker's twin brother??) said this was the largest crowd he's ever seen at a Grand Opening.  We gave away alot of free yogurt and got our picture in the newspaper.  We framed the picture & hung it on the wall at the Pink Penguin so all the kids in the neighborhood can see themselves.  Neat, right? 
Here are some pictures from our Grand Opening! 
Here we are with James & Andrea Cole and their daughter Sydney dressed as the Penguin.
The Hutto Chamber of Commerce President shows off our little penguin dude.  
We are working on marketing some new methods to get our name into the Hutto community.  I think we're just on the tip of the iceberg (pun intended) with the potential the Pink Penguin can have in Hutto.  We're the ONLY frozen yogurt OR ice cream place in town.  Awesome!