My Dad was always there. And I’ll love him forever for it. It wasn’t perfect, but he is the best Dad in the whole world to me.
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) June 29, 2010
Case Furniture Gallery, a home furniture store in Vernon, hosted a story contest in June to share stories and memories of their dads. They gave people across the Okanagan area: Vernon, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Armstrong, Enderby, Penticton, a chance to enter to win a Danby beverage dispenser for their dad. In order to enter the contest, the person needed to write a story explaining why their dad is the greatest.
Co-owner Jody Swartz wanted to give people across the Okanagan a chance to honour and thank their dads. Case Furniture Gallery announced the winning story at their Vernon furniture store on Father’s Day, June 20th. Jody said, “It was a hard decision as there were so many great stories, but they finally decided on Brianne Sheppard’s story.”
The winning story spoke of father-daughter memories from growing up. Brianne spoke fondly of driving in the truck with her dad when he came on the weekends to visit her and her two sisters. These were the times, driving along in his truck, that their relationship was built and where it grew. Brianne reminisced about drinking chocolate milk out of the jug, teaching him the latest Backstreet Boys songs, and catching up on all of the latest news and gossip.
When Brianne entered the contest she wrote the story “on the fly” and did not keep a copy of the story for herself. She later received a copy of the story when she found out her story was chosen. Brianne plans on framing the story along with a photo of her dad drinking a glass of chocolate milk from his dispenser to give to him as a present.
Brianne’s dad is a father of 4 and a grandfather of 3, with another on the way. When Brianne told him that she had entered the contest, and won, he was very surprised and slightly embarrassed from the praise. He will be coming to the Okanagan this week to see her and pick up his Danby beverage dispenser.
Brianne would like to thank Case Furniture Gallery for choosing her story as the winner. She would also like to thank her dad for being there, “My Dad was always there. And I’ll love him forever for it. It wasn’t perfect, but he is the best Dad in the whole world to me.”
About Case Furniture Gallery:
Case Furniture Gallery is family-owned and operated with deep roots in the Okanagan Community. Dennis and Marion Case originate from the Enderby area and have been in the home furnishing business since 1976. They currently have two Ashley Furniture HomeStores located in Enderby and Kelowna. In 2000, when their daughter completed her education, she joined the family business bringing her expertise in merchandising and management into the mix. She and her husband are key members of the company, working closely with designers, deciding what products to carry and ensuring the visual merchandising is spectacular for the new Case Furniture Gallery in Vernon, the third location for the expanding family business.
The Case family has high standards for their Showrooms and their staff, several of whom are long-term employees. They believe in their people and strive for excellence, investing the time to train and educate their Customer Associates to deliver superior customer service. All staff receive special training for their position and company processes, and are valued members of the team. Many of their customers are 3rd and 4th generation, loyally returning to the stores because they trust the company to deliver an excellent product in a comfortable, consultative atmosphere.
Being environmentally aware and giving back to the community are company cornerstones. The company supports the Food Bank with various promotions throughout the year and participates, along with their staff, in the Adopt-A-Family Program at Christmas. They also support local child and youth-oriented charities in sports and activity-related events.
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Case Furniture Gallery