Orono Store Gives Back to Customers 

It’s not uncommon to hear the words “Thank you” after making a purchase at your favorite store, but one shop in Orono is giving back in a different way.Bell’s IGA held their 11th annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday.It was a day full of giveaways, free food, and even a petting zoo for the kids.The store manager, who has been serving the Orono community for 13 years, said staying in touch with the local residents is important. “We do it to gain new customers, we do it to thank our customers. We just do it to try to be involved with the community the best we can,” said Bob Craft.The store manager said the event brings out a Black Friday-like crowd, usually breaking attendance records.