LINDSBORG —AuBurn Pharmacy, based in Garnett, will host a grand opening of it’s new building at 216 N. Harrison in Lindsborg on Saturday, May 6.
During the grand opening, the Lindsborg community will welcome its 33rd wild Dala horse in skit and parody song. AuBurn’s Dala Horse will join the Herd of Wild Dala Horses that is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs. The wild Dala horse herd is second only to Coronado Heights among 47 things to do in Lindsborg listed on the travel reference website Trip Advisor.
AuBurn will offer grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and conduct prize drawings in the pharmacy parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of its grand opening. Unveiling ceremonies for its new wild Dala is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
In a twist, AuBurn invited nominations for its Dala horse’s name. The chosen name and prize-winning entrant will be announced during the unveiling.
Everyone is invited to gather around as the Wild Dala Wranglers perform a brief street theater production and lead onlookers in a parody song. The skit-and-song combination has been a fun-filled part of the wild Dala horse tradition in Lindsborg since the first was unveiled in October 2000. Skits have featured costumed characters ranging from the Dalai Llama and aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh to Mrs. Olson of Folgers Coffee advertising fame. Most of Lindsborg’s wild Dala horses are on display outdoors or in public areas.
With the opening of the Lindsborg location, AuBurn Pharmacy now operates 20 pharmacy locations in 17 communities; their investment in these Kansas and Missouri pharmacies help provide a higher level of service, productivity and patient care. AuBurn was built on a partnership between Michael Burns and the late Steve Auten, both long-time friends who owned their own local pharmacy operations in the early 1990s. Today AuBurn Pharmacies is headquartered in Garnett with Burns as chief executive officer and president.
AuBurn Pharmacy is making a commitment to Lindsborg and has already welcomed new patients who were previously seeking pharmacy services in the surrounding areas.