Stacey Pillault wanted to respond in her own way to the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. So she, along with other gays, lesbians and friends, families and supporters organized a food drive to do what they interpret Christianity as: Loving thy neighbor. The event was a success on Wednesday and spread nationwide. (August 9, 2012, Page 2A)
Chick-fil-A sales were up over 200 percent locally as people turned out to support the corporation after stating it’s views against gay marriage. Locals in line said that it was about supporting the Bible and showing their dislike for same-sex marriage. Some also said it was the media slandering Chick-fil-A. But the local business said they want to stay out of politics and just support the entire community. (August 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)
WinShape Camps C3 (Camps Connecting Communities) made Oxford one of three stops in Mississippi as it opened up its day camp for more than 200 area children this week at the Oxford Community Center. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)
OXFORD TOWN – In an effort to give back to the L-O-U community, Chick-fil-A is sponsoring what is being billed as the “Family event of the year” this Sunday (April 3) at the Oxford Convention Center. Illusionist Harris III and 321 Improv comedy troupe are scheduled to bring their “Mayhem and Misdirection” tour to town and the public is invited to the family-friendly event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details about the show. (March 31, 2011, Page 12)
A red carpet was rolled out guiding fathers and daughters into Chick-fil-A between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday during the Daddy Daughter Date Night event.
Dads and daughters sat in a specially marked-off area of the restaurant that was covered in balloons. Daughters were each given a red rose.
Place mats with conversation starters for the dads were at each table with suggestions like “Tell a favorite childhood memory of yours; Share how your daughter is like her mom; Say what you love about your wife; Share a dream you have for your daughter.” (September 21, 2010, Page 1)