Every October 10 Central celebrates 1010 Day, a company-wide outdoor event for employees to have lunch, play games and spend some time out of the office to mingle with other departments. If there could be a theme for the event this year, it would be “It’s cold!” The wind was blowing and temperatures were in the upper 40s, which is quite a change from years past when it was 75°F and sunny.
Everyone pulled through though, as there was food to eat and games to play.
Lunch was catered by Jug’s Catering, with fried chicken, biscuits and apple butter, vegetables, pasta salad and vegetable lasagna on the menu. For the games, the line up consisted of bingo, M&M spitting contest, cornhole, hula-hoop, ring toss, hole-in-one golf, football toss and baseball throw.
In addition to the food and games, this year’s event required special attire. The event planning committee wanted to do something a little different for employees and designed a 1010 Day shirt. Once these shirts were printed, each employee received one to wear for the day. (Needless to say, because of the weather, most people had on long sleeves and jackets along with their shirts).
1010 Day was created by Central’s previous owners 11 years ago and has taken place almost every year since. When the event was created, Central was located in downtown Indianapolis at 1010 Central Ave., hence the name 1010 Day. (We’ve since moved to a larger location northwest of downtown at 7750 Georgetown Rd.)
Despite the weather, it was a great event–and a great way to celebrate Central’s 31 years in business.