Being Bruce -: Papa John's Pizza Comes to Leland - Ribbon-Cutting

Monday, November 9, 2009

Papa John's Pizza Comes to Leland - Ribbon-Cutting

Today we had the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting for the new Papa John's Pizza in Leland.

Julie Fertig of News 14 Carolina was on hand to capture the event for television.

Here's Julie with Chamber photographer Bob Baer and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty broker Craig Spafford.

Justin Williams, publisher of NBM and SBM magazines came with his daughter Ava Grace. Diane Merritt and Alice Razzano said hello to the ever-ebullient Ava.

Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens Sales Manager Lee Ann Mitchell, Financial Advisor Jim Tuzzeo, Chamber Ambassador Bob Pine, Developer, Publisher, and NBCC Board member Jeff Harvell, and Asset Storage manager Carolyn Pirnat observed the gathering.

Diane, Alice, and Chamber Ambassador Mary Anne Fagerquist (the woman in red facing away from the camera).

NBCC President George Murray (holding the scissors), Executive Director Terry Grillo (with the ribbon), and Papa John's co-owner Bill Yates. That's Bill's wife Dawn in the background holding their daughter Caroline and son Jacob mostly out of the picture.

Town Planner calendar publisher Mary Bennies was picking up proofs of the 2010 North Brunswick Town Planner and stopped by to attend the ribbon-cutting. I got a quick peek at the proofs - wow, it looks awesome!

Lined up and ready to cut. Front row only are Lee Ann Mitchell, Connie Reeves, Terry Grillo, George Murray, Bill Yates, Papa John's co-owner Chris Lawley, Dawn Lawley with Caroline in her arms and Jacob standing in front, and Cheryl Lawley and her daughter Ashton.

Same crew, with the ribbon cut! Good job, Bill.

After the ribbon-cutting Terry Grillo had such a great smile I couldn't resist.

BB&T's Gina Marshburn, Bonnie Wallace, and Drew Roper were also on hand to welcome yet another new business to Leland.

Another successful ribbon-cutting - and to think, we don't even need to sharpen the shears because they get so much action. Welcome to Bill and Chris and all the staff at Papa John's.