Ahh!  It is FINALLY here.  Can you smell it?  Oh yes, a charcoal grill being it…  Feel it?  The warm air and direct sun hitting your skin….Hear it?  Music playing around the neighborhood as people smile and embrace in HUGS with exchanges such as, “it’s been too long”, or just tears…..!  See it?  Fireworks, children running through a sprinkler, or a fire hydrant opened by friendly firefighters to help cool off the neighboring kids as when I was a child.  Those familiar beats of summer with families reunited around a grill, pool, lake, or just relaxing at your own house.  Yes, normalcy, as least in some semblance, has returned to the US in time for all of us to enjoy the summer with our friends and families.

In typical years, the 4th serves as the “unofficial” halfway point of the summer, but this year is different. It feels as if a new beginning in on the horizon, familiar, mysterious, yet hopeful!  And the ideal time to take a step back and remind everyone to fully embrace this future, their friends, and families this summer and enjoy your time with them, regardless of what obstacles kept everyone apart in the past.

If you are like me, nothing says summer quite like a glistening glass of sun-soaked iced tea with a lemon accent. So good! With restaurants opening back up and welcoming guests back to their establishments, iced tea is sure to be on the menu! Restaurant operators, if you are not currently using Saftea® Liner as part of your beverage program, we have a special offer for you! Try Saftea® Liners free for 7 days and see for yourself the benefits it offers by providing consistent product quality and taste, valuable labor savings, and the added benefit of water reduction as the liner eliminates the need for cleaning in between shifts & refills.

Plascon would like to officially wish our customers, supplier network, business partners, fellow Plascon employees, you, and your friends & families an enjoyable and safe summer!  Get outside, spend time with family, BBQ on holidays or just because, play with your kids, and enjoy your favorite beverage!