Interest in Cervus Equipment’s open house Saturday, April 18 proved great with an estimated 1,000 people coming through its doors.
Free lunch and entertainment such as a bouncy castle and John Deere pedal race track for the kids were just some of the reasons to check out the dealership’s newly inaugurated location across from the Calnash Ag Event Centre.
Customers could see first-hand the large servicing bays, which are intended to house large farm equipment.
It was also a time for customers and their families to be appreciated, said branch manager Rick Cline. “It’s family day today. We know the importance of family. In agriculture, it’s everywhere.”
He was pleased to see such interest from the community. In preparation for the open house, 750 burgers plus hotdogs, cake and juice were ordered for lunch and it didn’t’ take long for those to be eaten up.
Advertising and word of mouth created a buzz in the area and Cline says people were eager to see the new branch with larger bays and foyer. The staff were just as excited.
“It’s night and day from where we used to be. We can spread out. We can do everything we want in this building,” said Cline.
“The Town of Ponoka has been great to work with,” he added.
To help with the many people attending the open house, members of the Ponoka 4-H Beef Club were in attendance cooking burgers. Cline said the company made a donation to the club for its help with the event.