Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Banana Box Sale

We were excited to find out that one of the grocery stores in Greenville was having their banana box sale during our visit. The way this sale works is that shoppers can fill a cardboard banana box with as much food as they can fit, and the whole box of food (no matter what is in the box) costs $7.00. Dad, Nora, Jim, and I got up early on Saturday morning, and, armed with our banana boxes, we joined the crowd of waiting shoppers around the perimeter of the boxes and boxes of food.
At 9:00 AM, a whistle blew, and all the shoppers raced into the middle to start grabbing their items. Many of them had arrived early to strategically place themselves near items they wanted to grab.

The four of us were able to fill 2 boxes quite full, and we got a lot of good stuff! Dad and Nora arranged everything in the boxes so that we could fit as much as possible.
We loaded our boxes into the back of my dad's truck to take them home.
This was our portion of the food. We got lots of salad dressing, mayonnaise, mustard, and fruit roll-ups. We also got a bag of bread flour, some corn muffin mixes, soft taco shells, peanut butter, jelly, beef broth, crackers, and a few other odds and ends. We definitely got our money's worth and a little entertainment as well!

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