The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the Rio Creek Country Store and the Algoma True Value Thursday through Sunday (June 27-30).

A ribbon cutting with hors d’oeuvres, cake, and a generous door prize is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Rio Creek Country Store, E4351 County Road K, Algoma. Visitors to either store can expect giveaways, door prizes, food & refreshments, and more during the four-day celebration.

On April 1, the Door County Cooperative purchased Walter’s of Rio Creek and Walter’s Do-it Best Hardware from the Walter Family, who started the Rio Creek location in 1957. The 521 Fourth Street location (former Katch’s building) was purchased in 1988.

The Door County Coop is owned by members and profits are returned to members through dividend payouts. Member/owners vote for board members and can participate in governance of the cooperative. Membership is ownership, ownership is free, voluntary and open to anyone over the age of 18.

For more information about Algoma True Value, call 920-487-5088. For more information about the Rio Creek Country Store, call 920-837-7777

Photo: Old and new owners celebrate together. From left to right: Wendy Walter, Don Walter, Brian Duquaine (Coop president and CEO), Brenda Nimmer, and Tammy Dauck.