Family-focused community event on May 15 will also celebrate the nation's only 100% US-made store’s 11th anniversary
Mark Andol, founder and owner of Made in America Store and General Welding & Fabricating, announced the store’s 11th anniversary celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, at the flagship location, 1000 W. Maple Court, Elma.
“On behalf of the Made in America Store family of employees, vendors and customers – including 500 American artisans and manufacturers from across the United States – please join us in saluting America’s military and expressing our gratitude to the heroes who keep America safe,” Andol said.
He noted CDC recommendations for gatherings – including social distancing and mask-wearing – will be followed. The event will take place indoors at the store and outdoors on the expansive grounds, weather-permitting.
“We can see a light at the end of the tunnel regarding the COVID pandemic, but we’re not there yet. So that everyone feels safe and comfortable taking part in our mission to save and create U.S. manufacturing jobs, COVID protocols will be followed,” Andol added.
Members of the East Aurora American Legion Post No. 362 Honor Guard will open the ceremonial part of the festivities. Musical entertainment will be provided by Nashville recording artist Ricky Lee. Mikey Dee’s Catering will offer food available for purchase. A “Meet the Vendor” marketplace will round out the event.
“It’s hard to believe that our store has marked 11 years in business, and our new flagship store is already 5 years old,” Andol said. “When Americans work together in harmony and for the greater good, amazing things happen. Come see what America is making.”