Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has grand opening

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Will make a $2,000 donation to support local education


Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores recently celebrated the grand opening of a new store in Campbellsville.

Sewing and crafting enthusiasts in the Campbellsville area now have a new resource for shopping a wide selection of merchandise to inspire their creative endeavors.

From sewing and quilting to knitting, jewelry-making, scrapbooking and more, this store offers an outstanding range of crafting, floral and seasonal accessories, an extensive selection of fabrics for apparel, quilting and home decorating, as well as many home decor items.

The celebration was April 25-27.

“As we open this new store, we are pleased to offer our sewing and crafting customers more of what they want — exciting new product lines, higher quality fabrics, better in-store presentations and regionalized product offerings,” said Travis Smith, CEO and president of Jo-Ann Stores Inc.

“The passion and expertise of our store Team Members, combined with insightful product demonstrations and project inspiration, will make this new store a one-stop creative destination in this community.”

In celebration of the new location, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will make a donation to support local education. One school in the community will receive a $2,000 grant to fund an educational project.

In addition, coin boxes are located near store cash registers to collect donations to support the American Heart Association. The AHA continues to be a significant recipient of Jo-Ann giving.

The company, team members and customers provided more than $142,000 to the AHA through the coin box donations and various campaigns in 2012.

New stores will also participate in merchandise donation programs to benefit national nonprofit partners including The Kids In Need Foundation.

“As a proud community supporter, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is pleased to be able to make an impact locally — not only during our grand opening celebrations, but in our ongoing efforts,” Smith said.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store.

Today, about 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. The Campbellsville store represents one of about 68 new stores planned for 2013 and brings this year’s total to 23 new stores nationwide. For additional information, visit www.joann.com.