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Abilene Natural Grocers to host two-day Earth Day, birthday celebration on April 22 and 23
Events to celebrate the store's five-year anniversary

LAKEWOOD, Colo., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Abilene Natural Grocers is hosting a two-day celebration on April 22 and April 23 to celebrate Earth Day and to thank customers for their continued support over the past five years. The festivities will include a legendairy tasting station, ice cream social, interactive demos, chair massages and other fun surprises.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

The five-year birthday celebration could not be possible without the support of the loyal customers who live in Abilene, which is why Natural Grocers is pulling out all stops in this two-day bash to thank them for their patronage.

"Natural Grocers has prioritized establishing a strong relationship with the community to better understand the needs of local families," said Matt Teten, Abilene store manager. "The local community has embraced Natural Grocers and allowed us to help them live a healthier lifestyle and we are so grateful."

On Friday, April 22, Earth Day, each customer will receive a "happy sun" reusable grocery bag and all {N}power℠ customers will earn a special monetary offer for a future visit. From 4 to 6 p.m., customers can sample delicious pasture-based dairy, summer sausage and 100 percent organic product, all good4u℠ and good4 the planet.

That same day, Natural Grocers will also run a day-long promotion on Alter Eco Heirloom Quinoa, Dr. Bronner's Organic Coconut Oil, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergents, titanium sporks and the "Cows Save the Planet" book.

On Saturday, April 23, birthday festivities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A complimentary "Can Your Food Save The Planet?" nutrition education class kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by active demos at 12 p.m. From 2 to 4 p.m., customers are invited to satisfy their sweet tooth at an ice cream social.

Other activities on April 23 include chair massages from 1 to 3 p.m., the complimentary nutrition education class "Water Quality & Abundant Health" at 1 p.m. and a blood drive at the on-site donation bus from 12 to 4 p.m.

Customers can also enter a drawing to win gift baskets and other prizes supplies by vendors, including: Graces Best, Nova Scotia Fisherman, Out of Africa and Zico Coconut Water.

For more information, visit the Natural Grocers website. Join the #NaturalGrocers social conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC; is a rapidly expanding specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, body car and dietary supplements. The company offers a flexible, neighborhood-store format, affordable prices and free, science-based nutrition education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. Founded in 1955 in Colorado, Natural Grocers has over 2,700 employees and operations more than 100 stores in 19 states.

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SOURCE Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.

For further information: Sarah Hutcherson, 303-986-4600 x536,