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Dollar General store grand opening draws a crowd Saturday


December 20, 2017

A LONG LINE of Sweet Home customers gather outside of Dollar General Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration. Dollar General gave away $10 gift cards to each person in line and later fed hot dogs to customers.

A long line stretched from the front of Sweet Home's new Dollar General across the parking lot as managers and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors cut a red ribbon symbolizing the grand opening of the new retailer Saturday morning, Dec. 16.

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, District Manager Kevin Wagner and store Manager Jodie Eberhardt greeted customers entering the store, giving away $10 gift cards. Shoppers received a gift bag as they left the store.

Dollar General had a soft opening on Dec. 2, Eberhardt said.

"It's been going great."

She said that Dollar General's prices are attract...

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