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Walmart Supercenter opens for business (originally published 3-19-09)

 

The much-awaited Beardstown Walmart Supercenter opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 18, with local and company officials present for the event.

At a walk-through on Monday night, store manger Jenny Coad announced the 98,000 square foot store has skylights to reduce the amount of electric lighting needed during the day, and cement floors that were made from recycled materials.

As part of Walmart’s  commitment to the communities it serves, donations were made on Monday night to local food pantries that provide assistance in three areas.

Joanne Anderson accepted a check for $5,000 for the Cass County Food Pantry; Bob Crouse and Carroll Lovekamp received $2,500 for the Schuyler County Food Basker; Carol Chaney accepted a check for $2,500, for the Two Rivers Council Foundation in Brown County.

 

(l-r) Jacob Ray-food manager, Brenda Fishel-apparel manager, Rich Watkins-overnight manager, Tracie Ottwell-front manager, Beardstown Mayor Bob Walters, and Store Manager Jenny Coad at the grand opening of the new Walmart Supercenter, at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday March 18. The old store closed its doors for the last time at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night. The new location is listed as 100 Lincoln Avenue, and is located approximately one mile east of Beardstown on Rt. 125.  Assistant manager Deb Krohe was unavailable for the photo.