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Cumberland Farms Holds Grand Opening, Kicks Off Youth Baseball Fundraiser

Feb 25, 2016 06:33PM, Published by Pamela Johnson, Categories: Business, MUNICIPAL, Seniors, Life+Leisure, Community


Shown (L-R) Cumberland Farm's employee Cheryl Baker holds her grandson, Anthony Coberly, Manager Steve Cordeiro, Town Administrator Denis Fraine and Selectman Mike Connors



On February 4, Cumberland Farms celebrated the grand opening of its new store at 297 Pulaski Blvd. (Rte. 126) in south Bellingham. The 3:30 p.m. ribbon cutting kicked off not only the Open House, but also a month-long fundraiser for Bellingham Youth Baseball. Throughout the fundraiser, 10 cents from every dispensed beverage purchased at the Bellingham location will be donated directly to the organization.

A number of community members were in attendance at the ribbon cutting, including Town Administrator Denis Fraine and Michael Connor, President of Bellingham Youth Baseball. Free samples were offered from Cumberland Farms’ new menu including pizza, mac and cheese bites, and chicken tenders, and everyone's favorite beverages like Farmhouse Blend or Bold coffee ,and fountain and frozen flavors from the Chill Zone. Employees were also giving out free Cumberland Farms swag like Chill Zone T-shirts, Frisbees, pencils and keychains.

“Cumberland Farms eached out to us,” said Connors. “Bellingham Youth Baseball Association is the largest youth organization in town. We grew over 10 percent in the last year, and now have 900 kids annually involved. We’re thrilled that they chose us to be the recipients of their fundraiser.

The new facility sits on 4,956 gross square footage, and includes 32 parking spaces, six fueling stations, and outdoor patio seating.

“Since 2011, Cumberland Farms has opened or updated over 249 stores, and donated over $400,000 to community organizations across the Northeast and Florida,” said Ari Haseotes, CEO of Cumberland Farms. “As we near the halfway point in our efforts, we could not be happier with the response we’ve received from the community. We’re looking forward to bringing our new stores and menu items to all of the communities where we operate, and to raising even more money for our local partners along the way.”

“Cumberland Farms were great to deal with during the planning process. And this facility is a great addition to Pulaski Boulevard,” said Fraine. “It’s a great facility--not cookie-cutter--and it’s their most modern design. It’s going to be an asset for a long time to come."

About Cumberland Farms
Cumberland Farms (www.cumberlandfarms.com) makes life easier for busy people every day. What started in 1939 with a cow and a dream has grown into a network of convenience stores across 8 states. Three generations later, Cumberland Farms is still family owned and operated, and continues to reflect the values it was built upon: envisioning a better way to serve customers by providing the best possible products at the best possible prices. Whether you're buying a cold Chill Zone drink, a hot or iced cup of Farmhouse Blend Coffee, or filling the gas tank, convenience and customer service is key. Cumberland Farms also has a long heritage of giving back to the communities where it operates from feeding the hungry, to supporting local sports teams and fundraising. For more information about a Cumberland Farms near you, please visit us at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cumberlandfarms.





Cumberland Farms Selectman Mike Connors Bellingham Youth Baseball Association, Inc.


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