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September 24th, 2008
Segway to security

SUBMITTED PHOTO by DON ANDERS

City of San Marcos police and Prime Outlets officials try out the two new Segways donated by Prime Outlets and partners to the San Marcos Police Department to aid their patrols.  L-R are Celena McGuill, Marketing Director; Tom Jenkins, General Manager of Prime; Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Cmdr Penny Dunn, Sgt. Marty Manzi, Police Chief Howard Williams; Security Manager Michael Navarro on Prime Outlets’ segwayS, and City Manager Rick Menchaca.


From the city of San Marcos and Prime Retail

Funded partly with donations from its tenants, Prime Outlets-San Marcos presented the San Marcos Police Department with two Segways during the regional shopping destination’s annual Local Heroes Appreciation Event, the September shopping event where police, military, fire and emergency personnel are offered exclusive shopping discounts and special offers.

“The city of San Marcos and our police department are delighted with this donation,” Mayor Susan Narvaiz said. “The Segways offer a wonderful new way for our officers to boost their patrol efforts and their outreach to citizens and visitors alike.”

“This year we wanted to do something special for our local police department,” said Celena McGuill, Prime Outlets-San Marcos’ marketing manager. “Many police departments across the country use Segways as a means to patrol neighborhoods and various properties. We hope our police department finds this duo of donated vehicles advantageous in their efforts patrolling Prime Outlets-San Marcos’ grounds along with the surrounding community.”

Prime Outlets originally made a commitment to donate one Segway to the police department earlier this year.

“We were able to collect enough funds to purchase a second Segway,” said Prime Outlets-San Marcos General Manager Tom Jenkins.  “We are very appreciative of their efforts and thank each of our partners for their help and generosity.”

The following businesses contributed a total of $5,500 for the purchase of a second Segway for the San Marcos Police Department: AlliedBarton Security Services, AMI Air Conditioning, Atlas Painting, JD & Associates, KenTex Roofing Company, Landscapes USA, Matera, San Antonio Segway, ServePro, Southwest Plumbing, Tammy Lovelady and West Hill Paving.

A total of 750,000 square feet, Prime Outlets has 130 retailers including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Giorgio Armani General Store, Gucci, Lacoste, Pottery Barn Outlet, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel Outlet, kate spade, Michael Kors, Zegna Outlet, Salvatore Ferragamo Company Store, Juicy Couture, bebe, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Dooney & Bourke, COACH Factory and Victoria’s Secret Outlet.

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