After months of planning and preparation, sweat and toil, Chris and Charlene Vernak will celebrate the grand opening of the expansion of their Vernak Farms Country Store, to include a pharmacy.
Vernak's grand opening will be a two day affair. Saturday Oct. 30 is geared toward adults, while Sunday Oct. 31 will focus on the kids with a Halloween Costume Contest and a Halloween Coloring Contest. There will be two age categories in the coloring contest, middle school and elementary school. Each category winner will win a free gift card.
The costume judging will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 31, with the best costume winner getting an iPod.
Both days there will be a farmer's market, pre-trick or treating lunch specials and free hot cider for all the kids. In addition, musician Tom Barnes will be entertaining.
Barnes talent is diverse. He has a song list numbering more than a thousand tunes, which gives the audience a lot to choose from. His performance will also be geared toward adults on Saturday and then the kids on Sunday.
It's the grand opening of the pharmacy on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The first 75 customers on Saturday will get a pharmacy themed "goodie bag" with all kinds of free sample product. Vernak Farms will also be giving away free glucometers and log books sponsored by Bayer Diagnostics.
Natalia Daughton R.Ph, an integrative pharmacist from Bare Bones Health & Wellness in Manlius, will be available for some "healthy conversation," between noon and 5 p.m. Oct. 30. You can get your body composition measured, or take a health questionnaire to see what areas need attention to improve your overall wellbeing.
"Daughton will be available to discuss vitamins and disease state management," CharleneVernak said.
The Vernaks hope you will stop in on either Oct. 30 or 31 to help celebrate this expansion.