Central Holds Annual 10/10 Day Celebration

Every October 10 (or next closest day if it falls on a weekend), Central celebrates 10/10 Day.

The event originates from our old location at 1010 Central Ave. in Indianapolis, when our previous owners wanted a company-wide event for employees to have lunch, play games and enjoy some time out of the office to get to know other employees.

10/10 Day has been taking place just over 10 years.  It took a few years off after the move to our new building at 79th and Georgetown Road in 2005 and was brought back last year by Sheila Greenwald from the Payroll and Benefits department and also a member of Central’s 20 Year Club.

While many places around the country have cooled off and Fall is in full swing, this year’s event (in Indianapolis), had temperatures in the high 70s and the sun was shining.

Prior to events kicking off, everyone gathered in their Central attire to our dock area for a group photo followed by lunch from Jugs Catering.  Employees enjoyed fried chicken, pulled pork, vegetable lasagna, pasta salad, fried biscuits and potatoes, along with a few other items.  For dessert, an ice cream station was set up with a plethora of options.

Winners of Office Tennis: Nathan Smith and Joe Haigerty

10/10 Day is never complete without the games.  This year employees played the traditional games: Cornhole, M&M Spitting, Bingo, Tug of War and Three-Way Tug of War.  Then “Minute to Win It” games were introduced this year which included Office Tennis, Speed Eraser and the very challenging, High Roller.  (Click the links to view videos from the actual show).

Mike O'Connell giving the Best Dressed Award to Tim Huggins

The day wrapped up with a few thank-yous and an awards ceremony, then it was back to business as usual. 10/10 Day is a great event for Central to get out of the day-to-day routine for a few hours and celebrate our 30 years in the business.

If your company has a similar event, please share how you celebrate your company or restaurant!

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