Expanded Club focuses on value, community and sustainability
MUNCY, Pa., June 25, 2009 – Lycoming County residents will find exceptional values on everyday essentials from office supplies to delicious meal solutions as well as $4 generic prescriptions when the newly expanded Muncy Sam’s Club officially celebrates its grand opening at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. Conveniently located at 611 Lycoming Mall Circle, the Muncy Sam’s Club now offers Business, Advantage and Collegiate Sam’s Club Members new ways to save time and money in today’s economy. The Club manager, along with community leaders and local dignitaries, will celebrate its official grand re-opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 25 and announce $17,000 in community support.
“Muncy Township would like to congratulate Sam's Club on their new expansion and added pharmacy,” said Paul Wentzler, chairman of board supervisors, Muncy Township. “This will add convenience and cost savings, with a wider selection of products to the residents of Muncy Township and all surrounding areas. We thank Sam's Club for their commitment to our community through their grant donations.”
Expanded Club Designed to Improve Customer Experience
The Muncy Sam’s Club began serving its customers when it opened in 1996 and started its 26,000-square-foot expansion in September 2008 to provide its Members with enhanced services and a broader selection of merchandise. Manager David Oxford says the Club was redesigned to specifically meet the needs of the local community, including a new pharmacy offering members access to $4 and $10 generic prescriptions and a dedicated staff to offer personal assistance with heath care needs.
“Whether coming here for office supplies, diapers or a freshly prepared meal for your Fourth of July picnic, Members will now be able to find tremendous savings all at one stop, with a bright, updated interior that is easier to navigate,” says Oxford. The Muncy Sam’s Club has relocated and expanded its bakery, added a larger deli department featuring rotisserie chicken and ribs as well as new freezer cases in the grocery department stocked with everyday essentials. And to help members with their purchases, the Club has added a covered drive-up loading area at the front entrance.
Sam’s Club Provides Career Opportunities
In addition to saving Members money, the Muncy Sam’s Club continues to benefit the area by employing approximately 185 associates. Club Manager Oxford started his career in 1986 as an hourly associate. After several assistant manager positions at Sam’s Club locations in Charleston, SC, Middletown, NY and State College, Pa., Oxford became a Sam’s Club co-manager in Monroeville, Pa. He was named general manager in 2000.
“I started my Sam’s Club career as an hourly associate in tire sales 23 years ago, and I have been managing this store for nine years. I am an example of how you can build a great career with Sam’s Club,” Oxford added.
Grand-Opening Ceremony to Feature Cultural Events, Product Demonstrations
Local residents are invited to attend the official grand-opening celebration that begins Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Muncy Mayor Anthony G. Rizzo and a special grant presentation. Those shopping on grand-opening day will have the opportunity to try vendor samples, get their face painted and see character appearances. The Muncy Legion Color Guard will present the colors on opening day. On Saturday, June 27 members will enjoy performances from members of the Williamsport Symphony and the Williamsport Ballet.
Sam’s Club Celebrates Community Commitment
As part of Sam’s Club commitment to give back to the communities it serves, associates from the Muncy Club have selected several local organizations to receive a total of $17,000 in grants to Hughesville Library, Williamsport Ballet, Evangelical Hospital. (For a full list of grant recipients see the Club Fact Sheet.)
Club Fact Sheet
Muncy, Pa. Sam’s Club
Club Fast Facts
- Grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and special presentation of $17,000 in community grants: Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m.
- Address: 611 Lycoming Mall Circle, Muncy, Pa.
- Club hours
- Gold Key hours for Business Members – 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Mon. – Fri.; 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Sat.
- All Memberships – 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.; 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun.
- 138,704-square-foot Sam’s Club, an increase of 26,000 square feet.
- Muncy Sam’s Club originally opened 1996
- The Club employs approximately 185 associates.
- Club Manager David Oxford started his career at the Midwest City, Okla., warehouse club in 1985 as an hourly associate in tire sales. He was named general manager of the Muncy Sam’s Club in 2000.
- The Club will distribute $17,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations in celebration of its grand opening. Grant checks will be distributed to representatives of the charities at the grand opening.
The recipients include:
- American Rescue Workers
- Center for Independent Living
- Bloomsburg Children’s Museum
- Diakon Family Life Service
- Evangelical Hospital
- Food Bank of East Lycoming County
- Hands-up Foundation
- Hughesville Library
- Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition
- Pennsylvania Treatment and Healing (PATH)
- Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
- Montgomery House Public Library
- Muncy Public Library
- Muncy Valley Area Fire Co.
- Ronald McDonald House
- Step Office
- Strike K-9
- Sullivan County Fair
- Susquehanna Health System
- Williamsport Ballet
- Williamsport Orchestra
- YMCA of River Valley
- YMCA of Williamsport
For more information
- Club Manager: David Oxford, 570-546-6699
- Media contact: Joanna King, Mitchell Communications Group, 312-399-1821, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sam’s Club spokesperson: Kristy Reed, 479-277-7021
- Sam’s Club information online: www.samsclub.com