The Ohio Valley Mall will open its newest store next week when Boscov's hosts a sneak preview on Thursday.
The event will benefit 100 Upper Ohio Valley non-profit organizations that are participating in a dress rehearsal for the store's new employees.
The store also will be open Friday and Saturday for two additional preview days for customers.
Photo by Casey Junkins
Boscov’s at the Ohio Valley Mall will offer shoppers a sneak preview next week.
The official grand opening is set for Sunday, Oct. 13.
Admission to Thursday's gala preview is by ticket only. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from one of the participating non-profit organizations or at the door. The entire $5 donation goes to the selling organization and tickets purchased at the door will benefit the patron's choice from the list of participating organizations.
Those purchasing a ticket will be the first to see and shop at the new Boscov's. Also, everyone purchasing a ticket will receive a free gift for coming to see the store.
Organizations participating in the Gala Preview day have indicated that ticket sales have been brisk. Many organizations have already requested additional tickets after selling out.
Volunteers selling tickets are encouraging individuals to visit the store since their organization's ticket can be counted toward an extra bonus incentive of up to $1,500 to the winning organization.
The day will be filled with fun, prizes, refreshments and a few surprises. Planned entertainment includes face painting and balloon animals, a caricature artist and performances by Academy Award-winning star of stage and screen, Shirley Jones.
Jones is famous for her roles in "Carousel," "The Music Man," "April Love" and the "Partridge Family," and won an Oscar for her role as Lulu Baines opposite Burt Lancaster in "Elmer Gantry."