FREDERICKTOWN — The excitement of a new family-operated supermarket was celebrated in grand fashion Tuesday evening in Fredericktown. Dan Haldeman opened Haldeman’s Fresh Foods this past winter, taking over the former Fredericktown Market, and conducted an open-house celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday to officially open his business to the Fredericktown community.
Village residents, county and village officials as well as numerous business representatives were on hand to take part in the festivities, which included a grand spread of complimentary refreshments to enjoy while they toured the facility to get a glimpse of the newly upgraded supermarket.
Carol Grubaugh, director of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, opened the ceremony, thanking all for coming to support Haldeman’s Fresh Foods. “We want to improve the quality of life in Fredericktown. And we know that Fredericktown and Knox County is a great place to live and work and play,” said Grubaugh. She then introduced Fredericktown Mayor Alan Kintner who thanked Dan and Julie Haldeman for giving their time and for joining the community. “I hope that we can return our business to you,” said Kintner, noting how nice the store looked with all the improvements which have taken place.
Prior to the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, an emotional Haldeman expressed his thanks to the large crowd that came out for the ceremony. “It’s a new beginning. And it’s all for Fredericktown,” said Haldeman. “I’m a firm believer in supporting the community.”