Solenberger’s True Value Spreads Holiday Cheer
December 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Solenberger’s True Value Hardware in Winchester, Virginia, created a holiday wonderland that quickly became the talk of the town. Inspired to give customers a special experience, owner Patti Solenberger leveraged son-in-law Seth McManigle’s DIY expertise to create a sleigh, reindeer and lighting for the store’s exterior. They took to Facebook to get the word out, and soon delighted fans encouraged them to turn this display into a float for the Oldtowne Winchester Christmas parade, followed by two additional community parades.
A true family affair, the float featured Patti and John Solenberger as Raggedy Ann and Andy and daughters Jaime Solenberger-McManigle, Jenna Solenberger-Snyder and Jackie Solenberger Dopson as elves. Its creative flair even attracted attention from the organizers of the Winchester Apple Blossom Parade, which draws over 250,000 people each May. The Solenbergers are excited to design a new float for this event, as it also coincides with their 130th store anniversary.
“It was a whirlwind week, but it has paid off in abundant word of mouth advertising and good will in our community,” Patti said. “Many of our customers mentioned how our float was the best in each of their respective parades and how much they appreciated us taking the time to bring joy to their communities.”
Congratulations to the Solenberger’s True Value Team, and Happy Holidays!