In the midst of changing autumnal colors and the scent of ripe apples in the air, our company recently gathered at Robinette’s Apple Haus to commemorate a significant achievement—the 75th anniversary of our establishment back in 1948. Despite intermittent rain, the event left a lasting impression, bringing together employees and their families to celebrate decades of hard work, dedication, and shared accomplishments.
The atmosphere resonated with laughter and camaraderie as colleagues and their loved ones enjoyed the festivities. Situated amidst the cherry fields, the celebration struck a balance between nostalgia, gratitude, and the joy of the present.
A standout feature of the day was the participation of a long-time employee, doubling as a skilled caricature artist. Transforming ordinary moments into keepsakes, the artist added a personal touch to the event, capturing the unique personalities of our team members.
For those seeking alternative ways to capture memories, the photo booth selfie station became a focal point. Colleagues and their children gathered, adorned with goofy props, creating fun and candid snapshots that encapsulated the spirit of the celebration.
The aroma of smoked barbecue, courtesy of Big Red’s BBQ food truck, permeated the air, enticing everyone to indulge in a feast of mouthwatering delights. From savory pulled pork to tangy barbecue sauces, the culinary offerings celebrated local flavors, leaving taste buds dancing with satisfaction.
The festivities continued with horse-drawn wagon rides, a timeless tradition allowing us to explore the sprawling orchard. Amidst apple-laden trees, conversations flowed, and bonds strengthened against the backdrop of Michigan’s natural beauty.
No celebration would be complete without the fall pairing of cider and donuts. The sweet scent of freshly pressed apple cider and warm, sugary donuts created a comforting embrace of tradition that resonated with every attendee.
Our company picnic at Robinette’s Apple Haus was more than a celebration; it was a testament to the strength of our community, the bonds we’ve forged, and the resilience that has sustained us for three-quarters of a century. Here’s to the memories made, the friendships strengthened, and the promise of many more years of shared success.