Friday, September 28, 2012
By EARTHA TERRELL
Community members from all over the Valley enjoyed themselves and gathered at Boardman Shops to celebrate the plaza’s 20th anniversary Sept. 22.
“This place was an underdeveloped field with only a WFMJ tower and my boss had a vision and now Boardman Shops is pretty much the center of Boardman shopping. It’s a destination place to shop that started with seven stores and now has 30. Without the support of Boardman and the local area, we wouldn’t be here. They show up for things and we’re very proud to be part of the community. We are very civic-minded and we enjoy helping the community,” said Marketing Director Celeste Lisko.
The event included music, games and even a chance to win prizes during a 50/50 raffle. Several vendors from stores in the shops were in attendance and were thrilled to interact with the community.
“I like working in the Boardman Shops because there is definitely a sense of community and this is home to me,” said T Mobile Representative Eric McAndrew.
Some participants said they visited Boardman Shops often and were happy it is part of the community.
“It gives good employment and it’s easy to go in and out. I prefer coming to the Boardman Shops than the mall and they have a lot of nice stores in there for women,” said Kathy Souaeyrand.