Foodnetwork star Paula Deen and Walmart CEO Lee ScottOne of the many highlights of the trip to Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas was the Walmart’s monthly meeting. The “monthly meeting” with Walmart’s CEO Lee Scott was some sort of a combination of the normal executive board meeting, Saturday Night Live Show, and high school pep rally the Walmart-way. And when I say “Saturday Night Live” – I don’t really mean just Sarah Palin imitations- I mean pee-in-your-pants-funny comedy. The Walmartians packed two gyms full in the company’s high tech fitness center (of 22,000 members) with professional filming crew documenting every moment and blasting it on the large screens in the gym next door. Lee Scott introduced special guests, like Harrison Ford and Paula Deen. Yes, that Harrison Ford and yes – that Paula Deen! After the event, we had a chance to meet Paula Deen face to face. I think most of us were more star stuck seeing Paula than Harrison Ford, who was actually in the same room.
Eleven Moms, Walmart’s community moms and Paula DeenThe event itself was pretty amazing, but meeting Paula Deen – almost priceless. She actually even gave me a kiss! You might wonder, what Paula Deen has to do with Walmart, and I would like to invite you to take a peek at the home section at your local Walmart – the shelves are filled with high-quality pots & pans, Paula Deen’s cookware has just hit the stores. More from other Eleven Moms: Wordless Wednesday Paula Deen Edition by Kingdom First Mom Me Today: Walmartians, Paula Deen and Red Hair, Oh My! by The Domestic Diva Walmart Mommy Blogger Photo Highlights, by Classy Mommy Eleven Moms go to Bentonville, byJessica Knows