EDMOND, Okla., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Edmond and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to see their new Sam's Club when it opens following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony Thursday, Oct. 3, at 1117 West I-35 Frontage Road in Edmond. The club will provide members with numerous services and incredible savings on quality merchandise. "Our team took great care in selecting the merchandise for this club. We know how important it is to this community to support local business, and believe our members will be pleased with the selection of both local and organic items," said Club Manager Jennifer O'Connor. Local dignitaries and celebrities will be in attendance when the new Edmond Sam's Club opens on Thursday, along with the 130 new Sam's Club associates hired to assist members in the new club. Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb will speak at the Grand Opening ceremony, former University of Oklahoma quarterback Jason White will sign autographs from 1-3 p.m., and former Sooner running back Billy Sims will sign autographs on Friday from 1-3 p.m. Both White and Sims won the Heisman Trophy during their collegiate careers at Oklahoma. "There is a lot of excitement about Sam's Club coming to Edmond," Lamb said. "I am often asked about Sam's Club and when it is going to open. We're glad that day is here, and we expect it to be a very busy place." Products Support Community NeedsThe new Edmond Sam's Club benefits a wide range of shoppers seeking quality, selection and value. Shoppers will also find several Oklahoma-made items in the new Sam's Club. Oklahoma sports fans will immediately notice the vast electronics department featuring the biggest and best in high-definition televisions. Busy parents and those who love to cook will find an expansive array of everyday needs including a wide selection of organic fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, personal shopping through Click 'n' Pull®, truckload savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers. Layout, Bright Atmosphere, Expansive Selections Await MembersThe new Sam's Club features a shopper-friendly interior layout and measures approximately 136,000 square feet. "We are excited to welcome the community into their new Sam's Club. Our team has worked to build a beautiful club full of quality merchandise at amazing prices," said O'Connor.