Sep. 22—A new Sheetz gas station and convenience store opened Thursday in Donegal Township, not far from the interchange on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The new location is along Route 31, near the intersection with Route 711/Main Street. Each new store typically creates about 30 jobs, according to a spokesman. A few full- and part-time store team member positions remain open on the chain's hiring website.
Grand opening festivities for the public will be held at the store Friday with an official ribbon-cutting, prize giveaways and free self-serve coffee and soda for customers.
Anyone visiting the store Friday is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Westmoreland Food Bank.
Sheetz will donate $2,500 to the nonprofit. The same amount will be donated to Special Olympics of Pennsylvania in honor of the grand opening.
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .