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Fun, Celebrities, Giveaways at Gander Mountain Grand Opening

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Three-day Albany event includes guest appearances, demos and much more fun

ST. PAUL, MN, November 22, 2013 — People who love to explore the abundant natural wonders of Georgia will find a new kind of fun this weekend. Celebrities, special demos and freebies will abound at the grand opening celebration for Albany’s new Gander Mountain store. Special events and appearances are happening all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 22, 23 & 24, to celebrate the nation’s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores opening its latest Georgia location.

“We’re excited to officially open our doors to the countless outdoor enthusiasts in Georgia, and bring Gander Mountain’s thousands of products and great customer service to the region,” said Steve Uline, Executive Vice President of marketing for Gander Mountain. “We’ve put together a fun grand opening weekend that will fit nicely with our new neighbors’ passion for the outdoors and active living.”

The new 45,000-square-foot Gander Mountain store in Albany is located at 832 N Westover Blvd., just off the Liberty Expressway at the Albany Mall, near the Dawson Road intersection. The attractive exterior design and interior layout reflect Gander Mountain’s new store prototype featuring innovative interior elements, displays and fixtures.

Special events and giveaways include:

- Jacob Landry and Brandon Hotard, stars of History’s television series Swamp People will appear Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m.

- Dean Rojas, Elite Bassmaster angler and Gander Mountain pro staffer, will appear Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to Noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

- Steve Scruggs, “The Snake Master” will present educational seminars using live snakes, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Paint-a-Bait, presented by Big Bite Baits, will give kids an opportunity to decorate their own fishing lures for free, from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.

- The Beretta Mobile Showroom will be on-site and free for visitors all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

- The first 100 customers through the door at the Albany location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free $10 Gander Mountain gift card.

- The first 250 customers to make a purchase at the Albany location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive a free Gander Mountain t-shirt or hat.

- Customers can register for a chance to win one of three $500 Gander Mountain gift cards at the Albany location.

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