People were standing in line outside Prairie Home’s Dollar General on Saturday morning waiting for the store to open for their Grand Opening. At 8 a.m., employees unlocked the doors and greeted shoppers, giving the first 50 a shopping bag, plastic glass, and a $10 gift card.
Ruby Sabel of Jamestown had the pleasure of being first in line. Throughout the store one could hear comments like, “Wow, this is nice,” and, “So much to choose from,” as shoppers filled their carts.
The formal ribbon-cutting took place at 10 a.m. City council members Cindy Lenger, Will Simmons, Dave Gahn and David Mesplay, along with Linda Martin, city clerk, watched as Mayor Donald Lohse did the honors alongside store employees.
When asked what he thought of the new store, Mayor Lohse said, “I think it’s fine. Got a lot of stuff in there.”
“It’s fantastic,” said Peggy Miller of Prairie Home. “Going to be really nice for Prairie Home.”
Roxzanna Duncan, owner of Duncan’s Diner which is just down the street from the Dollar General, had this to say. “I’m very pleased and happy to have a Dollar General, and it’s going to be a great addition to our community.”