To celebrate its 200th anniversary, Spalding Hardware hosted a community event on June 18 that included in-store specials, discounts and giveaways. After shopping the sales and signing up to win prizes, attendees could grab a bite to eat at the chicken barbecue dinner sale, hosted by the Gasport Lions Club.
Other Spalding Hardware anniversary celebration activities included live product demonstrations, free food samples, kids’ crafts and activities and performances by the Lockport Community Band, the Lockport High School Jazz Band and Lock City Sound.
Founded in 1822 in Lockport, New York, Spalding Hardware saw booming business from its inception thanks to construction on the nearby Erie Canal. The business was started by Lyman A. Spaulding, who eventually bought out his partner and sold the business to his brother. The business was passed down through the family and moved locations several times before settling in its current location in 1966.