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Edmunds Ace Hardware in New Hampshire will celebrate major anniversaries at two stores this weekend.
The store in Henniker, located at 262 Maple St., is celebrating its 80th anniversary, while the store in Antrim, located at 56 Main St., is marking its 60th anniversary. Both locations will hold customer appreciation events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
As part of America’s most celebrated “helpful place,” the stores bring Ace Hardware's signature mix of personal, knowledgeable, and helpful service combined with quality home maintenance expertise and products to local residents.
Edmunds was first opened in 1942 by Clarence and Hattie Edmunds in the downtown Proctor Square area of Henniker. The brand's second location opened on Main Street in Antrim in 1962, when Clarence and Hattie's son Richard was 18. Richard later took over the location in 1966. Rick Edmunds, manager of Edmunds Ace Hardware, is the third-generation family member to continue the tradition of operating a "mom and pop type feel of a store."
The appreciation events will include food and raffle prizes, including an Ego Power Plus Straight Shaft Battery String Trimmer valued at $249, a Paint a Room Makeover valued at $125, a Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill valued at $459, and a Milwaukee drill and driver set valued at $399. Visitors to the stores can also take advantage of a Bucket Sale of $5, where they can buy a 5-gallon Ace bucket in exchange for a 20% discount on regular-priced items that fit into it. Donations of $5 will be accepted and given to Coats for Kids and the Antrim Fire Department.
Edmunds Ace Hardware's goal is to meet the needs of the local community by offering products and services that customers have come to expect from a full-service Ace Hardware store, including solutions to everyday home maintenance needs, as well as a wide selection of high-grade products in categories such as paint, lawn, and garden.
Edmunds Ace Hardware also provides expert services in the areas of delivery, assembly, paint color matching, acrylic sheet cutting, blade sharpening, glass repair, glass cutting, window treatments, shade cutting, lamp repair, electric tool repair, screen repair, and key cutting.
Edmunds also offers tool rentals, including drills, floor buffers and sanders, hammer drills, Havahart traps, lawn rollers and spreaders (free with the purchase of seed), leaf blowers, tile cutters, and more.
The store also offers products in the categories of lawn and garden, hardware, electrical, housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing, and automotive, as well as products from high-quality brands like Scotts, Weber, Milwaukee, Big Green Egg, EGO, DeWalt, Traeger, Craftsman, Toro, and Benjamin Moore.
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware company in the world, overseeing over 5,600 locally owned and operated locations in approximately 70 countries.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Ace, and its subsidiaries manage a large network of distribution centers in the U.S., with additional distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities the world over, as has become well-known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com.