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Taking Care of Business: Hobknobbing with the Chick-fil-A cow in Wise

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
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WELCOME TO WISE – Messenger Assistant Publisher Kristen Tribe and Ashley Major with Hey Sugar candy store welcome the Chick-fil-A cow to downtown Decatur. Messenger photo by Luke Tribe

A chicken sandwich never tasted so good.

Last Saturday night I sunk my teeth into a Chick-fil-A classic while standing in the shadow of the Wise County Courthouse. And it wasn’t even imported. I snagged that morsel of goodness right there on the square.

In a move of sheer genius and culinary sensibility, Ashley Major with Hey Sugar candy store invited the folks from the Chick-fil-A at Champions Center, across from Texas Motor Speedway, to her movie night on the Square.

Jose and Katrina Rodriguez, longtime Chick-fil-A executives, and their sons Dominic, Gavin and Royce, brought 150 sandwiches to the event and sold out in 30 minutes, despite the threat of thunderstorms.

So on Saturday night, the Chick-fil-A count dropped to 0. As of today, it’s back to 7 days without CFA.

But I have good news, friends. They’re coming back!

Major has invited them to the Decatur homecoming parade Monday evening. They will be selling classic chicken sandwiches for $5 and spicy chicken sandwiches for $5.50. Major said since the crowd will be large, it would be best to pre-order your sandwiches to make sure you get one.

Here’s how you do it:

Go to Hey Sugar on the Decatur Square between now and 1 p.m. Monday. Place your order and pay for the sandwiches. (Boom! You just cooked dinner for Monday night.)

The Chick-fil-A stars are aligning in our favor.

COMMUNITY MARKET

The Decatur Tractor Supply is having a community market 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Local farmers, crafters and artisans will be selling homemade and homegrown goods at the store, 1200 S. FM 51 Suite A.

Store manager Jake Gurley said there’s no better way to celebrate the fall harvest season.

“Farmers markets are a great way to highlight skills, foster community relationships and support neighbors,” said Gurley. “We are excited to provide a platform for our customers to showcase their homemade and homegrown goods.”

CHAMBERS TEAM UP

For the third year, the Bridgeport and Decatur Chamber of Commerces are teaming up to bring the community one super-duper joint luncheon. It’s 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center, and speaker is Suzie Humphreys, a motivational and inspirational humorist.

Humphreys is an award-winning speaker, and her background includes all kinds of work, from secretary to talk show host. Her adventures have taken her on a criss-cross journey of the country, and she finds humor in all situations – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Tickets are $15. RSVP at decaturtx.com or bridgeportchamber.org. If you have questions, call the Decatur Chamber at 940-627-3107 or the Bridgeport Chamber at 940-683-2076.

Kristen Tribe is assistant publisher of the Messenger. If you have a news item or tip for TCB, call 940-627-5987 or email ktribe@wcmessenger.com.

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