Throughout the coming months, more than 100 Delaware North locations around the globe will be holding special celebrations for the company’s 100th anniversary.
Here’s a look at several locations that have recently held festivities in honor of Delaware North’s centennial:
Delaware North’s team at the Heathrow Airport in London celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary early this week with a “Mad Hatter” tea party – dressing the part as characters from the classic movie “Alice in the Wonderland.” The event, which was held in the Delaware North-operated Dining Street airport eatery, featured cakes, cupcakes, scones, crumpets, biscuits, sandwiches, tea and fruit platters. It was attended not only by Delaware North associates but also the client and other retailers within the airport, including the Beauty Salon, which helped associates with makeup for the day.
Associates at the Delaware North-owned-and-operated Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite on Monday celebrated the company’s 100th at the location’s second annual Family Fun Day event at nearby Camp Oakhurst. Associates and their families enjoyed a giant rope swing, a ropes course (pictured at left), paintball, archery, bingo, a waterslide, a photo booth, a live DJ, hot-off-the-grill food and much more.
At Delaware North-owned-and-operated Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, near Rochester, N.Y., associates on Sunday enjoyed a picnic, complete with food off the grill and a variety of games. The fun-filled afternoon – attended by families, too – also included a chance to grab a couple fistfuls of money in a cash-grab booth (video can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/oa5afwh).
As part of their 100th anniversary celebrations, Delaware North’s gaming locations are each promoting an effort to collect 100,000 cans of food for donation to a local food bank. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling Island, W.Va., on Tuesday challenged the community to collect 100,000 cans of food over the next two months to feed hungry residents. As such, non-perishable food donations will be collected at the venue every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 7. All donors will have an opportunity to win prizes, but any company that collects 1,000 or more cans of food will have a chance to win a private party catered by Delaware North’s executive chef-led culinary team.
“Our chefs will come out and cook for a party for up to 50 of their associates,” Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack President and General Manager Osi Imomoh said in a story that appeared in Wednesday’s The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register. Imomoh also encouraged associates to get in on the act by giving permission to anyone who donates three cans of food or more to wear jeans and sports apparel to work every Friday and Saturday until the initiative comes to an end.