It was a long and hectic 4th of July weekend, but worth every minute of it. We kicked off the Grand Opening of the new Country Store in Belleville this past Tuesday. Forty-five members of the Eckert Family came from as far as Shanghai to take part in the ribbon cutting and met tons of staff, vendors and guests that have been visiting Eckert’s for generations. It was amazing! We are so appreciative of everyone’s support and encouragement! It’s because of all of you that the Illinois House of Representatives declared July 6, 2010 as Eckert’s Day! Here’s some of the buzz and videos local media contributed to the Grand Opening of the new Country Store. One thing is for sure… Eckert’s will be around to serve you and your families for another 100 years!