An unexpectedly beautiful spring day failed to dampen the enthusiasm among Ric’s Food Centers fans during the Spring Taste of Ric’s on Saturday, May 7. The store parking lot was packed, but inside an improved spacing of favorite taste treats made for easy navigation among dozens of vendors offering delicious samples. At least three shoppers referred to the event as the Ric’s “party” and said they look forward to the thank-you day Ric’s offers to shoppers both regular and new.
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