by BETH ALTENA
The Christmas Taste of Ric’s—complete with Santa Claus’ arrival on a horse-drawn carriage—was all it was cracked up to be, from the full-sized breakfast egg sandwiches to the kielbasa with the secret recipe.
Store Director Dave Brickner said he was proud of his team and all the vendors who were on hand to share the excitement of the day. Ric’s Food Center, 6969 Belding Road, also celebrated four years serving Rockford—time that has flown by.
The family-owned store is one of several here in Michigan. Ric’s hosts periodic tasting events with free samples from vendors, many located right here in the state, as well as giveaways and live music.
Repeat popular vocalist Bismark Sequeira impressed listeners as he sang and played the guitar, and the Rockford High School choir shared holiday tunes.
“We always love to host these events. They are so much fun and we feel the
excitement building up weeks ahead,” said Brickner. “Our customers have come to look forward to these, and we hear them ask all the time when the next one is going to be.”