WARREN L. WISE: Harvick to help open Ollie's
Ollie's Bargain Outlet rolls into town Wednesday with marked-down deals and a chance to meet a NASCAR driver during its grand opening celebration.
The Pennsylvania-based retailer of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise will open at 9 a.m. in the former Circuit City store across from Northwoods Mall.
But for those who want to meet race car driver and Kiawah Island homeowner Kevin Harvick, the line will start forming at 7:30 a.m., and the first 250 people given tickets upon arrival will have a chance to meet and have their photos taken with Harvick starting at 10 a.m.
Ollie's Bargain Outlet operates 115 stores and is one of the sponsors of Harvick's racing team.
To help improve technology funding in Mount Pleasant area schools, Cartridge World is offering the chance to win $15,000 for the purchase of new school computers, technology, books or school supplies. Three schools will win $15,000 checks. All they have to do is vote for their favorite school at www.savevotewin.com from March 15-31. The winners will be announced by April 30. Cartridge World's Mount Pleasant store is at 1200 Queensborough.
The Mom to Mom Sale returns to the National Guard Armory in Mount Pleasant on March 24.
The 7 a.m.-1 p.m. event features toys, books, clothing, baby equipment, bedding, furniture and more from 100 consignors and vendors. Doors open at 7 a.m. for early-bird shoppers, but they close at 11 a.m. and reopen 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for the half-price sale. Admission is $1, and profits go to this season's charity, The Journey House, which provides healing for families with a child affected by a life-changing diagnosis. Credit cards are accepted.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524, wwise@postand courier.com or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.