Sam's Club will hold a grand opening ceremony at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at its location on 2861 Beene Blvd.
The event will feature local officials and members of the Chamber of Commerce. Camp Minden Color Guard will present colors and the Airline High School will perform the National Anthem at the grand opening.
Sam's Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations.
A number of health and wellness services will also be available including:
- Free health screenings will be offered for both members and the public monthly. Grand opening screenings will assess cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas, and will run from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 14 and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16.
- The Sam's Club Pharmacy, which is open to the public, features many $4 and $10 generic prescriptions.
- The Optical Center offers $40 off one additional pair of regularly priced prescription eyeglasses with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses at regular price.
- The Hearing Aid Center features premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices.
Club Manager John Hamm said, "The Bossier City Sam's Club was built specifically with the needs of our community in mind. The community has been extremely supportive of Sam's Club and we look forward to serving the area for many years to come."
In the last fiscal year, Sam's Club, and parent company Walmart, gave more than $21 million to non-profits in the state of Louisiana. The following local organizations will be presented checks prior to Thursday's grand opening:
- Special Olympics
- Vets Helping Vets
- Bikers Against Child Abuse
- Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation
- Bossier Kids, Inc.
- Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
- Hand in Paw
- Volunteers of America of North Louisiana
- Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry
Sam's Club will bring 170 jobs to the community and will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible deals and amazing finds on quality merchandise, including products made in Louisiana.
For more information on how to become a member, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
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