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Austin Sears celebrates 21 years

Published 4:38pm Monday, July 21, 2014

Austin’s Sears Hometown Store in Oak Park Mall, is celebrating its 21st anniversary this month and sharing the occasion with the community through a weeklong savings celebration starting on this Sunday and running through Saturday, July 26.

This year marks 21 years since Sears, Roebuck and Co. did a final run of its legendary “Big Book” catalog, closing its catalog stores and shifting to a new retail model of locally owned and operated dealer stores.

Sears Hometown Store of Austin, which opened in 1999, is one of 900 stores nationwide that came about as a result of that move.

To commemorate the anniversary, the week kicks off with a friends and family event Sunday and Monday that features an extra 15 percent off all appliances and an extra 10 percent off just several other items for two days only.

The company asks customers to give back to the community with “Salute to Local Heroes,” Sears’s charity campaign to provide fire and EMS departments across the nation with critical funds to improve resources for training, equipment and financial support where the local heroes need it most.

Hometown Stores will accept monetary donations at the register throughout 2014.

The week ends with a 21st anniversary sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with 21 percent or more off all appliances made in America, 40 percent or more on refrigerator door busters, and up to 21 percent off power lawn and garden.

Plus, stop in for fun festivities taking place throughout the weekend.

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