Small deserves chamber honor

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For nearly 80 years, Small’s Food Center, has played a vital role in the Kershaw community.
The grocery store, which Curtis Small opened in 1933, is still going strong, thanks to Small’s son, Ronnie, and their family commitment to quality over the decades.
Recently, the  food center was saluted for its solid place in the Kershaw area business community.
2012 marked Ronnie Small’s 50th year involved with the thriving business known for its high-quality selection of food and goods, as well as its friendly service.
Small’s dedication to the community through his business earned him the Kershaw Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award at the annual banquet earlier this spring.
“He was a compassionate man,” said Gary Sowell, who was installed as the Kershaw chamber’s new president the same night Small was honored. “He developed close relationships with his customers.”
Small said he was surprised with the honor.
“Never in my wildest dream, I would think I’d be here accepting this award,” Small said.
Kershaw area residents who frequent the southern Lancaster County business aren’t stunned at all.
Small’s has played a major role in providing quality products. Its extraordinary service and products are the result of a simple approach.
It’s a hometown business with a commitment of delivering the best to its neighbors. Since the elder Small opened the business, there’s been a high commitment to be the best.
A business doesn’t stay around this long without a sense of community commitment to be the best.
The recent award is most deserving because Small’s has delivered the groceries for so long  in a high-quality way.
Ronnie Small’s recent award is one most deserved. We can’t say much more but a hearty congratulations.