November 03, 2010 // Franchising.com // CORSICANA, Texas – It was the first time the local rent-to-own franchise celebrated Halloween, but it certainly will not be the last. The ColorTyme of Corsicana, Texas recently drew a crowd inside and outside of the store with family-friendly festivities.
Kicking things off Oct. 30, the store hosted a Halloween party for customers with special deals on merchandise, free games and refreshments, and a costume contest for kids. On Oct. 31, ColorTyme helped families celebrate in their neighboring city by teaming up with the Rice Volunteer Fire Department for "Trunk or Treat".
ColorTyme District Manager Shanna Cadena expects the Halloween events to turn into annual traditions.
"Showing support in our own community and the neighborhoods around us is a priority for our business. The best part is being able to give back and have fun at the same time," she said. "For Halloween, we wanted to give families a safe and welcoming place to enjoy time together, and that's just what they got."
Located at 842 W. 7th Ave., ColorTyme encourages the public to become involved in upcoming seasonal activities at the store. ColorTyme will hold a canned food drive for charity during the month of November and collect donations for Toys for Tots in December.
ColorTyme, Inc., founded in 1979, is America's oldest franchisor of independently owned-and-operated rent-to-own stores. ColorTyme franchisees operate 192 rent-to-own stores in 33 states, and the company's custom-wheels-and-tires franchise brand, RimTyme, operates 20 stores in 11 states. ColorTyme is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of the largest RTO company in the world, Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII).