PHARR – The first person in line arrived at 4 a.m. to wait for the opening of Jo – Ann, a fabric, arts and crafts store at Pharr Town Center.

While it took a few hours for more people to get in line but eventually more and more people arrived and extended the line around the new building.

This the only store from the Ohio company in the Rio Grande Valley.

To commemorate the occasion the first 120 people in line received a gift card ranging from $10 - $250. More than 50 new jobs were created in the community and also with the opening came the $2,000 gift to PSJA Head Start program.

The store will be giving away another 120 gift cards Friday and Saturday.

Jo-Ann is located at 500 N. Jackson Rd, Suite A-3. For more information visit