Activities including horseback riding were part of the anniversary celebration at Cox Lumber Company in Bodden Town on Saturday.
The Cox team invited customers to the day of celebrations, which also featured face painting, food, a clown, balloons, a bouncy castle, water slides and discounts on everything in the store for the day.
Mike Stevens, who manages the Cox Eastern Avenue store in George Town and the store on Lake Destiny Drive in Bodden Town, said the store wanted to do something to give back to the community on its first anniversary in Bodden Town. He thanked the attendees for coming out to help them celebrate.
“We really are a family-oriented company and wanted families to come out and enjoy the day, see the store and to let people know that we carry more than just building materials. We have everything you would need to build a house, from reinforcing steel to silverware,” said Mr. Stevens.
Throughout the day, families turned out for the event. Many went for 10-minute horseback rides, led by a guide from Cowboy Town Stables in Savannah.
The Cox facility in Bodden Town has two warehouses, including an interior and exterior door shop, an asphalt-paved lumber yard and an 11,000-square-foot retail store.
The store was a long-time dream of the late Linton Tibbetts. Last year, his grandson Kyle Hooker dedicated the store to the memory of his grandfather.