Friday, August 3, 2012

Alpine Ave Sam's Club Celebrates Completion of Remodelling

Associates at the Alpine Avenue's Sam's Club celebrated the completion of the first major remodeling of the store since it first opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.  The associates were joined by family members, local dignitaries and representatives from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce for breakfast catered in by Cheshire Grill.  Also present were members of the Grand Rapids YMCA, Kids Food Baskets and Gilda's Club.  These three local organizations were selected to share $2,500 in grants from Sam's Club.  Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends had the opportunity to say a few words and thanked Sam's Club, The Walton Foundation and Store Manager Jim Olson for their support of the local community and for working together in supporting other local community events.

Marketing Manager Katy Potter

Breakfast was catered by Cheshire Grill

Nothing but friendly faces

Katie Potter (right) brought her mother to make it a family affair

Staff from the YMCA was there to thank Sam's Club for the generous donation towards their programming

Store Director Jim Olson and members of his team greeted guests as they arrived

Members of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce talking to the chef from Cheshire Grill

Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends was excited to be part of the ceremony

Also representing Alpine Township from left to right: Trustee Ted Wallace, Deputy Fire Chief Mike Lasko, Fire Chief Dave Klomparens, Township Clerk Jean Wahlfield, and Township Planner Sue Thomas

One of the charitable organizations receiving a donation was Gilda's Club.

Store director Jim Olson, surrounded by members of his team, cutting the ribbon

A friendly goodbye awaited every body as they left

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