The Catty Shack opens for the year

The school store has its grand opening during seminar on Friday

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By Jena Smith

Senior Megan Feuerborn serves a cookie to freshman Lexie Ballard during the Catty Shack’s grand opening in seminar on Friday, Oct. 23.

Jillian Leiby, JagWire opinions editor

The Catty Shack had its grand opening during seminar on Friday, Oct. 25.

During that time, the store unveiled new products, such as spirit wear and coffee. The new inventory includes newly designed long-sleeve t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts, as well as vanilla and pumpkin spice flavored coffee. The Catty Shack is open before school at 7:35 p.m., during 2nd-4th lunch on Silver days and during seminar until 3:15 p.m. after school.

According to senior Catty Shack president Megan Feuerborn, all members of the Catty Shack employees put a lot of work in preparation for the opening.

“We have been preparing for the opening of the Catty Shack since the beginning of school. We had to design the new spirit wear, order it, order all the food,” Feuerborn said. “We worked very hard during seminars everyday, during class, sometimes after school, but it was all worth it.”

Catty Shack sponsor Dianna Heffernon slides a cookie into a bag to sell to students on Friday, Oct. 23.
Catty Shack sponsor Dianna Heffernon slides a cookie into a bag to sell to students on Friday, Oct. 23.

According to senior vice president of marketing Jacob Klenda, each position in the Catty Shack had to be filled before planning could even begin.

“We had to hire all of our positions, and then in each department we each have a separate role, so we all had to plan for about two to three weeks,” Klenda said.

Feuerborn is excited about the Catty Shack’s upcoming prospects.

“I’m looking forward to see how well we will do,” Feuerborn said. “Last year’s store was very successful, so I hope to be more successful than them honestly.”

Klenda is also hopeful about the future for the school store.

“[I’m] just looking forward to seeing how the coffee does and making more revenue than last year’s store,” Klenda said.

Overall, Feuerborn was impressed by the Catty Shack’s first outing of the year.

“I think the first day went awesome. We had a lot of coffee sales; cookies were through the roof,” Feuerborn said. “I think it went very well.”

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