Dollar General Fills Need for Convenience and Groceries in Small Town

DANVILLE, Ill. -- A new Dollar General Store located in Rossville, Ill. is getting a warm welcome from community residents, most residents say they are thankful the convenience store is finally in town, The Commercial-News reported.

"It’s a godsend since we don’t have a grocery store," Rossville Mayor Terry Prillaman told the news outlet. The mayor has been working on getting the store in place for more than a year. He adds that with the large number of senior citizens in the area, the new addition gives the seniors a place to shop without having to travel far.

According to one citizen, Nancy Hughes, 77, a Rossville resident for at least 55 years, has shopped at Dollar General already three times buying the basics such as paper products, laundry and cleaning supplies, bread and milk.

"It’s so convenient," Hughes told The Commercial-News. "I always went to Hoopeston and now I don’t have to make that drive like I used to." Adding: "I’ll buy as much there as I can," Hughes said. "I want to support it."

In celebration of the new Dollar General store a grand opening party will take place on Jan 30, beginning at 8 a.m. The first 50 shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

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