CHRISTINA RANKIN/ NEWS-SUN Families gather around a stand outside the new Family Dollar on Saturday to spin the wheel to win prizes and sign up for a raffle.
Family Dollar opened a new store Saturday in the southeast side of Hobbs, bringing convenience to the community.

“There is not a lot of close amenities to Hobbs over here,” said Jolie Guevara, a helper at the event. “This gives them the chance to grab it and grab out quick things that they need.”

For the store grand opening on Saturday, Family Dollar held an event featuring gift basket raffles, free samples, and a DJ for the community.

Customers commented on how the store was big and the service was helpful to the community.

“The staff is nice, you have a better selection of things, it’s more organized, people help, it’s easy to find things,” said Angela Bailey, a customer at the store.

The new store is located at 319 N. Marland and is the fourth Family Dollar to open in Hobbs. Residents say it’s in a more convenient place for the community.

“It’s really more convenient,” said Sarah Holmes. “Instead of having to go all the way across town to a different (store), there is just one right around the way so that’s convenient.”

Christina Rankin may be reached at courts@hobbsnews. com.