The new Rawlins Walmart grand opening ceremony will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 22nd. Store manager, Amanda McAlaster, said there will be a whole array of vendors there who will be doing special things, including the Oreo Cookie Man, the Cottonelle Puppy, and the Planter Peanut Truck. The store will be open for business after the ceremony approximately at 8 o’clock. There will be coupons, giveaways, sales, and other grand opening events through next Sunday. McAlester said that both Halloween and Christmas items will be available. The Rawlins Walmart is located on the east end of town across the road from the WYDOT building.
Thirteen community organizations will be receiving a check from Walmart on opening day, the first of the Rawlins Walmart’s quarterly grants of $250 to $2500 to local nonprofit organizations. Nearby towns, like Hanna, Saratoga, Encampment, Medicine Bow, Elk Mountain, etc., are considered local.