WINSLOW, Maine (WABI) – Previous personnel of LaVerdiere’s Tremendous Drug Shops reunited in Winslow Saturday.
It was a neighborhood pharmacy chain that started on Most important Street in Waterville through 1922.
It grew to a lot more than 70 areas throughout New England.
Saturday’s gathering marks what would have been LaVerdiere’s 100th anniversary.
This reunion was a time to reminisce above the fond reminiscences they had as colleagues.
“What you assume about when you believe of Maine. LaVerdiere’s Drug Keep will appear up in a conversation pretty usually mainly because each and every town that experienced a LaVerdiere’s was the place you went to get every thing. Just a uniqueness about likely into a LaVerdiere’s store. Individuals definitely cherish that chain and so the staff that operate there, we also cherished it just as a lot,” said Susan Jonason, previous LaVerdiere’s personnel.
“Great comradery, I worked in merchants. A large amount of these folks worked in the warehouse and the key office. There’s a director of loss prevention below. The guys have been recalling getting at a grand opening and they experienced to dress up as clowns to get folks to go into the retail store. Of training course, they ended up supervisors, but they were being requested to dress up as clowns for the grand opening. They mentioned, do you think we’ve hit our peak,” mentioned Michael Ward, previous LaVerdiere’s employee.
Any one who utilised to function there or who has fond reminiscences of the retail outlet is invited to join the LaVerdiere’s Tremendous Drugstore Facebook group.
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