By Kaylynn Roberts-McMurray
On a morning where the high was 4 degrees, approximately 75 people braved the weather in winter coats, gloves and hats as they filed into Shopko to be a part of the official Grand Opening.
With a ribbon cutting ceremony and speech given by Mayor Melody VanCamp, people, were a buzz about the sales, special offers and gift cards that were given to the first 100 customers. Mayor VanCamp said, “I cannot begin to tell you how comforting it is to see a full parking lot, because it is a sign of good business and revenue, two things that are vital to the continued growth of White Pine County,
“Shopko brings a variety of items to consumers that up until now was a car trip out of town or a few days wait in the mail.”
Shopke Store manager Tom Sandt thanked everyone for the support and while informing everyone Shopko’s plan to be very active in the community, presented a check for $2,500 to the White Pine County School District.