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Monday, May 21, 2012

MENARDS ANNOUNCES CAPE GIRARDEAU GRAND OPENING

Beginning Saturday, May 26, 2012, Menards will be hosting a special nine-day Grand Opening Celebration at their new Mega Store in Cape Girardeau, MO, located at 535 Siemers Drive (I-55 (exit 95), West on Shawnee Pkwy to Siemers Drive). The celebration will include great deals on merchandise, prize give-aways, in-store demonstrations and special appearances. The store is NOW OPEN on Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Menards is well-known throughout the Midwest for its complete selection of high-quality, name brand merchandise, tools for any job and state-of-the-art in-store computers to help guests design their special projects. Menards carries the materials and tools for all of your home improvement projects from just needing a light bulb or can of paint to building a deck or new home! Plus, Cape Girardeau Menards will also carry name brand appliances, pet products, lawn and garden supplies, and even groceries as your one-stop shopping experience. There is something for everyone from the beginning do-it-yourselfer to the most experienced contractor at Menards.

With home improvement at the forefront of today's do-it-yourself market, Menards provides a valuable resource for the entire community. Menards creates employment opportunities and economic growth while fulfilling the various home improvement needs of local homeowners, tenants, and business owners. A family- owned company started in 1960, Menards currently operates 268 home improvement stores located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Menards is known throughout the home improvement industry as the low price leader; it's no wonder their famous slogan -- "SAVE BIG MONEY" is so widely known and easy to remember. Menards does things right -- the company's strength and success can be seen in the well-stocked and maintained stores, the lowest prices in town and the way guests are always treated like family in a hometown hardware store atmosphere.

Brett Griffin, Cape Girardeau Menards General Manager says, "It's great to finally have the store open. We're excited for the Grand Opening as we'll have a chainsaw carver on hand, some famous athletes signing autographs and race cars visiting plus product demonstrations and plenty of prizes to give away. We hope that everyone in the area will stop and see this beautiful new store as there's something for everyone and much going on!"

You are invited to visit the new Cape Girardeau Menards Mega Store during their nine-day Grand Opening Celebration from Saturday, May 26th until Sunday, June 3rd. "Save Big Money at Menards" at the new Cape Girardeau Menards Mega Store.

􏰀 You are cordially invited to attend any of the Grand Opening events. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact Jeff Abbott, Menard, Inc. Spokesperson at

(715) 876-4086 or jabbott@menard-inc.com.



APPEARANCE CALENDAR

JOIN THE CELEBRATION- YOU'RE INVITED TO CAPE GIRARDEAU MENARDS 1

Want to interview a special celebrity while they're at Menards? If so, please contact Jeff Abbott, Menard, Inc. Spokesperson at 715-876-4086 or jabbott@menard-inc.com. We have an outstanding line-up of celebrities and invite you to feature a story on any of these guests.

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES

Danario Alexander --

Missouri Tigers & St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver

Tuesday, May 29th (6pm -- 8 pm)

Andy Van Slyke -

Former St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder

Wednesday, May 30th (6pm -- 8 pm)

Drafted out of high school as the sixth overall pick in the 1979 amateur draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, Andy Van Slyke made his major league debut with the team in June, 1983. Van Slyke spent eight years in the Cardinals organization until traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1987. Van Slyke also played with the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies before retiring after 13 major league seasons. Possessing one of the most accurate and powerful arms from his outfield position, Van Slyke was a five-time Gold Glove Award winner, appeared in three All-Star games, won two Silver Slugger Awards and was often ranked in the top 10 in many offensive categories in varying seasons.

Chase Daniel --

Missouri Tigers & New Orleans Saints Quarterback

Friday, June 1st (6pm -- 8 pm)

As a senior at the University of Missouri, Danario Alexander caught 113 passes for an NCAA best

1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns and was named a first-team All-American wide receiver by Sports

Illustrated. Although undrafted mainly due to a knee injury, Alexander signed a contract with the St.

Louis Rams and made his NFL debut on October 17, 2010 when he caught four passes for 72 yards

and a touchdown. Alexander has caught 43 passes for 701 yards in his brief NFL career and figures

heavily into the Rams' plans in the coming season.

Following his senior year at Carroll High School in Southlake, TX, Chase Daniel was named the EA

Sports National Player of the Year. Daniel accepted a scholarship at the University of Missouri where

he went on to a record-setting collegiate career. As the Tigers' quarterback, Daniel passed for 12,515

at a 68% completion rate and became the school's career total offense leader and a Heisman Trophy

finalist. Daniel was signed as an NFL free agent in 2009 and remains with the New Orleans

Saints where he was a member of the team's 2009-10 Super Bowl championship team.

ALSO APPEARING

John Gage -- Chainsaw Carving

Thursday, May 31st until Sunday, June 3rd

(9 am -- 5 pm daily)

Want to see a real pro at work? Come and watch legendary chainsaw artist, John Gage, make wood carvings from simple logs. Representing Efco Chainsaws, Gage is well-known throughout the Midwest as a truly remarkable artist. Gage's carvings will be available for public sale.

Paul Menard's #27 Car & Matt Crafton's #88 Truck

Wednesday, May 30th & Thursday, May 31st

(Noon until 8 p.m. daily)

Menards guests are in for a real treat as Paul Menard's #27 Race Car and Matt Crafton's #88 Race Truck will be on hand at Menards. This is a great opportunity for guests of all ages to see real racing vehicles up close. The vehicles will be located by the insulation aisle in the back of the store. Don't miss out on this great family opportunity!



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