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Commissary sale a huge help for Yakima service members

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Saturday was the second day of a traveling commissary store at Yakima's National Guard Armory.

Organizers say they were thrilled with the huge turnout both Friday and Saturday.
 
They saw about 180 people come through and shop, selling about $30,000 in grocery's.

Many active and retired service members we spoke to today were grateful for the 2 day event.

"The later we get, the less we have I know... But it's good to have, great to have. I love it, more often," said Melvin Ringel, who retired from the Navy and took advantage of the sale.

Organizers say it does cost Fairchild Commissary in Spokane quite a bit of money to hold the traveling store around the state, but they're happy do it.

They say they'll be back in Yakima around June. 

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