Wal-Mart brought a distribution center to Gas City, and instead of protesting the giant corporation's destruction of everything good and noble, as any decent city would, the silly people who think it's important to have a $55 million investment and 650 jobs actually show up to cheer:
"Folks, we haven't just won sectionals," Mayor Larry Leach said Tuesday to a crowd of hundreds of Wal-Mart employees, county and state officials. "We won the state championships, and today we're going to cut the nets down."The center, 100 Fischer Parkway, officially celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, with speeches from top Wal-Mart executives, local managers and Gov. Mitch Daniels.