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Festivities including ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Nov. 21

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, a press release states, is celebrating the grand opening of the new Prince Frederick Jo-Ann on Nov. 21.

Sewing and crafting enthusiasts in the Prince Frederick area now have a new resource for shopping and saving on a wide selection of merchandise to inspire their creative endeavors, the release states. From sewing and quilting to knitting, jewelry-making, scrapbooking and more, this store offers a 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. Join the celebration Nov. 21 through 23 at Fox Run Shopping Center, 521 North Solomons Island Road.

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

Grand opening festivities will begin Thursday, Nov. 21, and continue through Saturday, Nov. 23, with doors opening at 8 a.m. each day. On Thursday, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place 15 minutes prior to the 8 a.m. store opening. Activities happening during the three-day grand opening celebration include:

• Enter to Win: One $500 Jo-Ann Gift Card will be awarded each day;

• Mystery Giveaway: The first 100 guests each day will receive a Jo-Ann Gift Card ranging in value from $10-$250;

• Special grand opening sales and offers throughout the store;

• Teacher Appreciation Day: All day Saturday, teachers receive 20 percent off their total purchase with current teacher ID;

• Make It-Take It: Kids can make their own craft to take home Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In celebration of this 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, which will be used to fund the educational project of its choosing, the release states.

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, according to the release. The company, Team Members and generous customers provided more than $142,000 to the AHA through the coin box donations and various campaigns in 2012.

Finally, this new store will participate in merchandise donation programs to benefit national nonprofit partners, including The Kids In Need Foundation, the release states.