|Shopko Hometown Holds Grand Opening Celebration|
|Written by Darin Brown, General Manager|
|Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:35 PM|
The doors were set to open at 8:45 a.m., but several people were awaiting the opening in the cold by 8:15. The biggest draw for customers was a $10 gift card give a way to the first 100 customers.Also on hand were prize drawings along with cookies and coffee.
Attending the event were several local officials. Present were Monroe County Chamber members; Monroe County CIC members; Monroe County Commissioners Carl Davis, John Pyles and Tim Price; and Woodsfield Mayor Bill Bolon. Many of those local officials participated in the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The other big event of the morning was the presentation of a check from the Shopko Hometown Foundation to Monroe Central High School. The check, in the amount of $2,500, was accepted by Monroe Central principal Jerry Calder. Calder said of the donation, “We really appreciate it. It will be money well-spent.” According to Calder, the money will go into the school's office account which is used for scholarship banquets and other student-centered events.
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