After serving the region for more than 30 years, Sam's Club will open its newest club in Raymore, MO, following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 30. The new location, relocating from nearby Grandview, will serve as an anchor for the Raymore Galleria.

Measuring approximately 136,000 square feet, the new club will feature a variety of members-only amenities, including a fresh bakery.

"We have a lot of history in this area – this club was one of the original Sam's Club locations that our founder, Sam Walton, opened in 1983," said Club Manager Desiree Rutledge. "The new club will build on that tradition and help us better serve our members throughout the area. We are excited to open this new environmentally-friendly building that has many modern features and includes a full-service pharmacy, a large area of fresh merchandise and several other exciting amenities."

Wednesday's Grand Opening will feature remarks from Raymore Mayor Peter Kerckhoff and local Chamber of Commerce President Brent Ewert.

"On behalf of the citizens and City of Raymore, I congratulate Sam's Club on its grand opening of a very impressive facility," Kerckhoff said. "I'm sure the residents of Raymore — as well as those from all over Cass, southern Jackson, Henry, Bates and Johnson counties — will enjoy the shopping experience and the cost savings on Sam's vast array of selections."

Sam's Club has invited a variety of special vendors to showcase their products inside the club. Attractions will include Bear Paw Candy and Popcycle Electric Bicycles on-site through Sunday, Nov. 3. The club will also host special appearances by Len Dawson, Willie Wilson, Deron Cherry, John McDonald and Payton Kelly.