White Creek Lumber to hold grand re-opening

Attending White Creek Lumber and Hardware’s ribbon-cutting ceremony are (l–r) Cedar Springs City Manager Christine Burns, Art Probst, Bill Jobse Jr., Charlie Dubridge, Jane Gosling, Owen Gauger, Aaron Gauger, Orgill Representative Mike Gould, and Bill Jobse Sr.

White Creek Lumber and Hardware is holding a grand re-opening event to celebrate something that is overdue.

The Lumber and Hardware has been located at its current site since 1988, when it was built under previous ownership. In 2005, the store was purchased by current management and was renamed White Creek Lumber and Hardware by the new owners.

“We never had time to have a grand opening” said co-owner, Jane Gosling, who’s been a part of the company since its inception.

A private, formal ribbon-cutting was held on the first of June and festivities are continuing Friday and Saturday, June 8-9.

A drawing for four tickets to a NASCAR event held in Talladega, Ala. was held in early May. The event signifies a new chapter in the store’s history, whose founder opened a store in Grand Rapids in 1948.

“Our pricing structure will be considerably different and highly competitive. We think customers will like it a lot. We are keeping the same quality reputation that’s served us well through the years,” Gosling added.

Several other door prize drawings will be held during the two-day event and specially discounted merchandise will be offered. Representatives from Anderson Windows, Azec Trim and Decking, Camo Hidden Deck Fastening System, Atrium Windows, and Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors will be a part of the festivities. One lucky customer will win a Stihl chainsaw. Dignitaries attending include Cedar Springs City Manager Chris Burns; Orgill Manager Mike Gould; Art Probst, owner of Probst Floor Covering and Draperies, representing the Cedar Springs Lions; and Rotary President Denise Gates.

White Creek Lumber and Hardware is located at 13861 White Creek Ave., Cedar Springs. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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