A child throws a pie on top of Store Manager Mike Homan’s head during the Walgreens company picnic. MCR/Emily Black/File Photo
KINGMAN — Kingman has two Walgreens stores, and Sunday was the company’s picnic at Centennial Park.
Loads of potato and pasta salad lined the tables in a picnic awning. Children threw pies at people, and then giggled hysterically about it. It was all about the fun.
“We’re here having our company picnic and we’re celebrating Red Nose Day,” said Mike Homan, the store manager at the Walgreens at Andy Devine Avenue and Stockton Hill Road.
Homan said Red Nose Day’s theme is “Everyday Heroes” this year.
According to the campaign’s website, Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty, one nose at a time. Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to help keep children in need safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.
Walgreens said that in its first four years, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million and positively impacted the lives of over 16 million children.
“100 percent of Red Nose Day’s proceeds go directly to children’s charities,” said Homan.
Walgreens’ Red Nose Day began on April 27 and will be continuing through June 2. They will be selling red noses for $2 until June 30.
This year, the campaign has five different themed noses. Ruby, a red nose with glasses, gives children a safe place to live day and night. Rusty, a red nose with a sweatband, delivers school supplies to children in need. Red, a plain red nose, gives the power to help end child poverty. Scarlet, a female themed red nose, brings food to hungry children. Rojo, delivers medicine to needy children quickly.
For those wishing to purchase a red nose, they are available at any Walgreens store. Noses can also be purchased online at www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/rednoseday.jsp.