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Leesburg’s National Night Out Sponsorship | Azure Water

December 16, 2015

Ally Stewart doesn’t even ask the question. Giving to community groups and local causes is just part of her nature.

“That’s what you should do. Everybody should do it. I don’t see why not,” said the owner of Azure Water in Leesburg, Florida. She did it again – this time for the police.

Azure donated 72 cases of water to the Leesburg Police Department for Leesburg’s National Night Out. The department needed bottled water for its sponsorship of the city’s first local National Night Out, a national drive launched in 1984 to foster better relations between police and the public and to create civic partnerships.

The event was held Oct. 8 and featured professional dancers; games; stilt walkers; rock climb walls; photo booths; face painting; balloon artists; arts and crafts; information booths; and giveaways.

“We like to have a strong presence in the community,” Stewart said. Azure Water has hosted other local activities this year, including the Leesburg Lightning baseball team, Leesburg’s Miss Florida contestant and a local church’s missionary efforts.

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Improving Police-Public Relations at Local Level

Stewart said her aim is to bolster the local department’s public image, especially against the tragic backdrop of so many news stories across the nation of clashes between police and protesters. She said officers’ work often goes unnoticed and deserves recognition. “We appreciate their work.”

Although Stewart works to find ways to connect with the community, she said police officials approached her company about supplying water. As a premier producer of bottled-water labels, officials knew Azure Water could produce top-quality and uniquely tailored bottles for their event.

The problem for the city department was its very limited budget for extra-curricular expenditures. A pallet of water – with 72 cases – was what the department would need for the event, but about a half pallet was what it could afford.

No problem, Stewart said. She gave the department the full pallet for half the price. She said her only desire is to help make her community a better place for everyone – especially the thirsty folks.

Azure Water’s facility uses state-of-the-art equipment that can generate 5,000 cases a day, including alkaline spring water and artesian mineral water.  We can produce custom-bottle shapes, and fill, seal and label your bottles. If you’re looking to expand your business or have questions about co-packing or how we can help you, contact us.

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