And no it is not just because their yummy flavored sodas and slushes are half off from 2-4pm every afternoon. Although I must say their totally "crunch-able" ice called to me like a siren throughout all three of my ice craving pregnancies. But we digress, there is a deeper...more "the people of Ocala Rock" kinda of reason for my enduring fondness!
I will give you a clue, have you noticed, as you have driven by many of our local schools a large Sonic banner fluttering in the wind? If you haven't you must not be looking, I guarantee you they are there. Do you know why? Because the owner of our local Sonic CARES about schools and students and rewarding children for a job well done! Despite being a very busy man this business owner is stepping up to the plate and making our community better. Anything done (no matter how small) to improve our schools and enhance the learning experience will nurture healthier children, who grow into good citizens and future Marion County leaders.
So the next time you need an afternoon pick me up hit Sonic for their happy hour they're an Ocala business who is helping make Ocala Rock!
In response to one too many Ocala bashing bumper stickers, allow me to introduce Ocala Rocks, a blog born out of love for my hometown and the people who make it ROCK. Here, I hope to share with you the people, places, events, attractions, businesses and everyday sweet nothings that make Ocala and the Marion county area a great place to live. I welcome information on people, places, events and yes even the sweet nothings (stay tuned for examples of what I consider a sweet nothing) that make Ocala great. About myself, I am a "30 something" money saving mom of 3 married to the love of my life and fellow Ocala native for almost 16 years. As a family we enjoy the outdoors, water sports, camping, entertaining, traveling, home improvement projects, and photography. Individually "Ocalimom" enjoys scrapbooking, papercrafts and throwing parties while "Ocalidad" likes model airplanes, motorcycles and most anything technology related. And in case you are wondering I am not ignorant of the current economic situation and joblessness our area is currently enduring however, I am a "glass half full" kind of girl and truly believe if you don't like Ocala, move to Orlando or get off your butt and make some lemonade out those "Ocala Sucks" lemons you've been sucking on! Enough Said!