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Updated: 08/17/2013 08:01:07AM

Dunkin’ Donuts opens a month early

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Marie Wilot's bow in her hair goes well with her jacket and shirt as she took part in the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Dunkin' Donuts Thursday.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

The crowd snuggled together for the ribbon cutting at Dunkin' Donuts Thursday afternoon.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Bartow Chamber President Elect Myrtice Young hands Dunkin Donuts owner Alex Hernandez his first dollar portrait to hang on the wall Thursday at the grand opening and ribbon cutting.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Alex Fernandez gets ready to cut the ribbon Thursday at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Dunkin Donuts. With him at the ribbon cutting is Gloria Lengyel, his wife for 44 years, and his two sons, Alex (on his left) and Rnandy.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Bartow's Chamber of Commerce's Communication Director wanted a taste of donut to go with her iced coffee Thursday at the Dunkin' Donuts ribbon cutting.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Rebecca Wise (left) and Gabriela Aguilera offer some free goodies Thursday at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Dunkin' Donuts.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Alex Hernandez, the owner of Dunkin Donuts, said the opening of his store Thursday was the first part in realizing a dream. From the moment he saw Bartow he felt it was a place to place a store. Standing with him is Myrtice Young, the Bartow Chamber of Commerce's president elect.

By JEFF ROSLOW

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When asked if he had any thing to say Thursday during the ribbon-cutting celebration of Dunkin’ Donuts, Bartow City Manager George Long said, “Let me give you three words … Welcome to Bartow.”

The packed shop laughed as Bartow Chamber of Commerce’s President Elect Myrtice Young continued to point out the elected officials and other notable people present at the ribbon-cutting before introducing the franchise’s owner Alex Hernandez, but first letting people know a little something about him.

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