Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
On Thursday, June 9, 2011, the new Arc Thrift Store at Market Square Shopping Center, in the Green Mountain area of Lakewood, opened at 9:00 a.m. To kick off the grand opening celebration, Arc Thrift Stores held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the store’s front doors with members of its board of Directors and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. “The opening of our 20th store marks a milestone for the growth of our organization and the ability to fund advocacy for people with developmental disabilities,” stated Lloyd Lewis, President and CEO.
Customers were greeted by Arc Thrift’s spokes-character, “Arcky.” Despite the misty weather, Arc team members and the “Rockin’ Arcky Band” entertained guests with the “Arcky Dance.” Arc Thrift‘s CEO and President, Lloyd Lewis sang his rendition of the song “The Ring of Fire.”
The grand opening celebration continues through Saturday. Free coloring books will be available for the “young-at-heart” customers and drawings will he held for $5.00 shopping vouchers throughout the three-day celebration.
Pictures of today’s event can be found at the following location:
Arc Thrift Store and Donation Center
12039 W. Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
In addition to household items and women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, the 20,000 square foot facility will feature a drop-off donation center. Approximately 30 store associates will be employed at the new store. Arc currently employs 1000 people in the state of Colorado.
About Arc Thrift Stores: Arc Thrift Stores operates 20 thrift stores throughout Colorado and provides funding to Arc Chapters, which in turn provide advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. Arc Thrift Stores is one of the largest employers of individuals with developmental disabilities in the state of Colorado. http://www.arcthrift.org.