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Jo-Ann Celebrates 70 Years of Creativity with Special Savings, a Sweepstakes and More!

07/18/2013

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating 70 years of creativity with special programming July 28 through August 24.

“We truly appreciate being a part of people's lives and communities over the past 70 years and look forward to continuing that relationship into the future. While the times and trends may change, we continue to work to inspire the creativity that exists in all of us, young and old,” said Travis Smith, CEO and President at Jo-Ann.

During the celebratory Simple Sunday event, crafters can create Handmade Gift Tags perfect for one of their favorite activities – sharing their custom creations with friends and family members. The event takes place Sunday July 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at all Jo-Ann stores nationwide (except Paramus, NJ), but supplies are limited – so come early!

“As a way to thank our customers for 70 years of inspiration and loyalty, we have special savings, a free Make It-Take It event and a “Share Your Story” sweepstakes on Facebook among other exciting surprises planned,” said Chris DiTullio, vice president, advertising and marketing, at Jo-Ann. “Hosting a free crafting event for customers to make Handmade Gift Tags to use when they share their projects is the perfect way to celebrate the 70 years since our founding.”

As part of the celebration, the company is encouraging customers to exchange their favorite Jo-Ann memories as part of the “Share Your Story” sweepstakes on Facebook. Each week, from July 28 through August 19, two random entrants will be chosen to win $100 Jo-Ann gift cards for a total of six (6) winners. Visit Joann.com/facebook/ after July 28 for rules and to enter. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

To learn more about 70 years of creativity celebration, visit Joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, approximately 800 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit Joann.com. To make creative connections, visit Joann.com/community.

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Margaret Skinner, Director, Corporate Communications, 330-463-6705
margaret.skinner@joann.com

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