Special after-hours event this weekend at Costco to honor heroes

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Special after-hours event this weekend at Costco to honor heroes

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ROTC members will attend the Community Heroes Celebration Saturday night at Costco Wholesale in Cornerstone of Centerville. This photo was taken at the opening ceremonies for the Kroger Marketplace at Cornertone. File photo by KARA DRISCOLL/STAFF

Costco Wholesale and Wright-Patt Credit Union Inc. are joining forces to host a “Community Heroes Celebration” this Saturday, Oct. 14.

As part of the event — which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cornerstone of Centerville warehouse — non-members will be able to shop at Costco Wholesale without first becoming a member, according to Debbie Moseley, marketing representative for the Costco Cornerstone store.

“We are welcoming everyone in the community to come and honor our heroes and enjoy a free shop night in the process,” Moseley said.

The store usually closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, “but we reopen especially for this event,” Moseley said. “This is our second year for it. We bring in local ROTC members, and they do a color-guard ceremony.”

Some World War II survivors also are scheduled to attend the event, Moseley said.

Light refreshments will be served, and there will be games and other family-friendly activities, as well as a donation drive for veterans and military families in need.

For those who attend the event, there will be special offers for anyone not currently a Costco member who DO want to become members during the event: a $20 Costco Cash Card for those who sign up for executive membership, and a $10 Costco Cash Card for those who sign up as Gold Star of Business member, Moseley said. 

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