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Lakeshore Learning Materials

October 06, 2010 11:10 ET

Lakeshore® Announces Grand Opening of New McAllen, Texas Store With Additional Savings, Games and Giveaways

CARSON, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  Lakeshore Learning Store continues its store expansion with the most recent opening occurring in McAllen, Texas, on July 5, 2010. The store, located at 1316 East Expressway 83, welcomed teachers, parents and children to shop and explore the educational products found exclusively at Lakeshore.

The McAllen store is holding a grand opening event from Oct. 15-17, 2010, to encourage the public to participate in a fun-filled weekend with free craft activities, games, giveaways and savings on select items. Drawings for free items will be held throughout the three consecutive days.

"Our goal is to reach out to the community and let them know what their new neighborhood store is all about," explains Debbie Dyer, Lakeshore's marketing manager. "It's a perfect opportunity for teachers and parents to explore the educational value of our products. The interactive event enables kids to test our products by participating in the free games and craft activities to take home."

Children can try Lakeshore products firsthand during all grand opening events and through Lakeshore's free crafts for kids held each Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at all store locations. Children cut, paste and glue Lakeshore products to create exciting projects such as Bookworm's Bookmarks, Mood Door Hangers, Homework Helpers and Royal Crowns. Crafts are also themed to include seasonal activities and holidays. The free craft activities are ideal for children three years old and up.

Lakeshore incorporates other added value opportunities into their mix of activities. Teachers and parents can join educational workshops and become members of the Teacher's Club. The workshops are free and offer new strategies, methods and approaches to teaching. As Teacher's Club members, participants receive daily discounts on hundreds of items and special promotions throughout the year. To learn more about Lakeshore's special offers and events, visit

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Lakeshore is proud to be a leading retailer and developer of educational materials worldwide. Founded in 1954 by an entrepreneurial mother, Lakeshore has grown from a small store for teachers and parents to a trusted resource in education. We offer thousands of exclusive learning materials available only through our retail stores, catalogs and full-service website. Visit for more information.