Castle Pines was well-represented among the patrons who showed up for the Cabela’s grand opening celebration in Lone Tree. Above left to right: AJ Cocetti, Evan Kellogg, Justin Galbraith, Chris Dixon, Nick Merrill, and Dale McMillan.
Article and photo by Terri Wiebold
The grand opening of the new 110,000 square-foot Cabela’s store in Lone Tree was quite a spectacle to see - from the roughly 5,000 people lined up in the parking lot to the archer who hit his mark for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Rock Canyon High School graduate Dale McMillan and several of his friends from Castle Pines were among the first patrons to enter the store. “I was like number 25 or 26 in the store,” said McMillan. “We started camping out about four o’clock the day prior because we were hoping we would win free gift cards for being there early. The first guy in the store got $500!”
McMillan said that although camping out was better than he thought it would be, he and his friends were disappointed to only receive $5 gift cards after waiting so long. “We still spent nearly $500 in the store on ammo because it is hard to come by for a decent price,” he said. McMillan is headed back to college, but said this was a cool end to his summer.