Local Chick-fil-A Honors a Veteran Teacher with Retirement Party
One conversation in the food court of her local mall led to a special retirement party for Mary Newbill and 30 of her closest friends.
Chris Ryan, the marketing director at the Short Pump Center Chick-fil-A in Richmond, Va., spends several days a week in the food court talking to customers. That's how he met Mrs. Newbill, a 36-year veteran teacher looking towards her retirement. When Chris found out about Mrs. Newbill's approaching retirement, he invited her to choose a date and time to celebrate her retirement at the restaurant with up to 30 of her friends.
"I'm sure that someone of the character of Mrs. Newbill has impacted countless lives along her career," Chris said, "and we simply wanted to celebrate that with her."
When she and her family and friends arrived to celebrate at the mall restaurant just across the street from the school where many of them taught, they found their tables covered in linen, fresh flowers, balloons, small stuffed cows and an entire team expressing gratitude to her for her service in the community.
"It was a very special night I will never forget," Mary Newbill said. "The Ryans did an extraordinary job. My family and I were already BIG Chick-fil-A fans, but now we are going to tell the world how their care and attention to detail created a truly memorable evening for me, my family and all the guests."
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