DeWayne’s celebrates 27 years in business with Pumpkins with a Purpose

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8:24:00 AM

DeWayne’s celebrates 27 years in business with Pumpkins with a Purpose
benefitting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

            SELMA, N.C. – In celebration of 27 years in business, DeWayne’s will be donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of all Jack-o-lantern pumpkins during the Pumpkins with a Purpose promotion to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. This event will be ongoing through October 31.

DeWayne’s has been a supporter of the American Cancer Society since 2008, and many of the store’s customers are all too familiar with this disease and all of its destructive effects. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer raises awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. The money raised for this cause is used to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.

Breast Cancer Awareness month has a personal meaning to many, and October is also a significant time to DeWayne’s. DeWayne’s started as a roadside produce stand in fall of 1991 selling pumpkins on the front lawn of the outlet center just down the road from the store’s current location.

In 1991 on the front lawn of the local outlet center, DeWayne, at the age of 21, began selling pumpkins on consignment to recover from his own failed pumpkin crop. DeWayne and his wife Tina’s dedication and years of hard work have grown the roadside stand into one of Johnston County’s best-known destinations featuring the Gift Shop, Garden Center, Boutique, Men’s Shoppe and Christmas Land. DeWayne’s remains family owned and operated providing customers a unique shopping experience in over 40,000 square feet of specialty retailing.

Contact Marcia Woodall at marciaw@dewaynes.com for more information.

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