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December 14, 1999

Schnucks Zumbehl Customer Bob Mendes Wins 60th Anniversary Sweepstakes

ST. LOUIS Schnuck Markets customer Bob Mendes won't have to worry about paying for groceries for quite awhile. Mendes, a customer of the Schnucks at 1950 Zumbehl Rd. in St. Charles, Mo., was the lucky grand prize winner of Schnucks 60th Anniversary Sweepstakes drawing and won $6,000 in free groceries.

The 60th anniversary sweepstakes was held in appreciation of customers support of Schnuck Markets, the family-owned company founded in St. Louis in 1939 by Anna Donovan Schnuck. Schnucks first store was a small confectionery store, measuring 20 feet by 50 feet, at 3968 Labadie at Warne in North St. Louis. In contrast, a new Schnucks store built today averages about 60,000 square feet.

The sweepstakes ran from Oct. 4 through Nov. 7. Customers completed entry forms at their local Schnucks. Customers in all Schnucks 92 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana were eligible to enter.

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Editor's Note: Bob Mendes is a resident of St. Charles, Mo. (63303)