The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Oct. 24 for Parker’s Store 60, at its new location in Walthourville.
Leah Poole, Chamber CEO, introduced company president and CEO Greg Parker and elected officials to staff, patrons and the community present. Chamber board member Kathy Villafane welcomed Parker and his staff to the Chamber and offered support on behalf of the board and staff.
Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray welcomed Parker’s to the community on behalf of the city. Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette congratulated Parker, expressing appreciation for the commercial growth. Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown thanked Parker’s for continuing to invest in Liberty County.
Parker opened his first convenience store in Liberty County 40 years ago and the company has since grown to 60 locations.
"We started in Liberty County," Parker said. "I opened my second store in Hinesville. I am proud of my team: Jeff Bush (director of operations) and his staff. These are the guys that make it happen.
"We believe in giving back in the communities that we do business in," Parker said, referencing the Fueling the Community Program, which gives back to area schools and donates gas cards to patients in need of ongoing medical treatment at Memorial University Medical Center.
For more information, visit the store at the corner of Highways 119 and 84 or go to www.parkersav.com.