Bring yourself and a food or paper product donation for the Affton Christian Food Pantry to the Spine and Join Center of Affton on Friday, March 29th at 5pm for the $50 Trader Joe's Gift Certificate Drawing.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, October 8, 2012
The campaign's organizer plans to mail to Trader Joe's the hundreds of signatures she's gathered asking the store to open here.
The petition campaign to bring a Trader Joe's to South St. Louis County went multimedia this week as founder Carol Boss released a two-minute video aimed at the specialty grocery chain. "I thought Trader Joe's is a great fit for the area, for the types of people that are here," Boss, of Affton, says in the video. Boss launched her campaign to attract Trader Joe's to her home neighborhood last month after she heard her grocer, the Sappington Farmers' Market, was closing. Boss will mail the petition signatures she's gathered online and on paper to the Trader Joe's offices and to the store's local real estate broker. As of Sunday night, her online petition had nearly 980 signatures.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Carol Boss and her fellow Trader Joe's believers have gathered more than 1100 signatures, shot a video, scheduled an event - all to bring the grocery store to South St. Louis County.
It all started as a fun idea, one that residents of South St. Louis County have toyed with for years: Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Trader Joe’s grocery store here? Media have done a few articles about it. A local activism group submitted a letter. But not until Carol Boss launched her campaign did the efforts to bring Trader Joe’s to South County stop seeming like a long shot and start becoming a movement. Follow the call for Trader Joe's by 'liking' Affton Patch on Facebook. Boss has clocked dozens of hours and invested her own money to bring a Facebook page, business cards, a map, an event, classified ads, an upcoming video, an online petition and dozens of paper petitions with hundreds of signatures from supporters into the mix, all …