Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fort Western Stores Donates Gifts to Kids in Crisis


This last Christmas, Fort Western Stores was cordially invited to take part in the CEDARS Youth Services mission to provide gifts to kids in crisis. CEDARS Youth Services held their "9th Annual Country Christmas" on December 9th, 2009 in Lincoln, Nebraska at Uncle Ron's. Fort Western Stores gladly supported the cause by donating western wear, toys, footwear and more to the CEDARS kids — valuing around $1500.

Founded in 1947, CEDARS Youth Services center provides overnight care for neglected and abused children. A 24 hour emergency shelter, foster care and youth homes are just a few of the services CEDARS Youth Services provides. Thanks to sponsor's support, around 3,560 children were safe and cared for in 2009.

To become a sponsor you can contact CEDARS Youth Services at (402)434-KIDS or by emailing http://www.blogger.com/info@cedars-kids.org.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fort Western Stores First Ever After Christmas Sale


Santa didn't give you what you wanted for Christmas this year? Don't worry. In the 37 year history of the Fort Western, this is a first, the first ever "After Christmas" Sale. The Fort, known for having the area's largest selection of the best western wear in the midwest, is offering an additional 30% off everyday low prices on hundreds of select name brand items for only a few short days. Get belts, jeans, boots, shirts and more for the whole family at unbeatable prices.

Starting Monday, Dec 28th through Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, Fort Western is slashing prices an additional 20%-30% off hundreds of select items at all our retail locations and online.

Quantities are limited so get into the Fort today or hop online to get amazing deals before they sell out. Save for the whole year when you pre-shop for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays to come!

Congratulations to Jody Kirchmann for winning a Fort Western Stores $500 Black Friday Shopping Spree!

Jody Kirchmann is the winner of a Fort Western Stores $500 Black Friday Shopping Spree!


"I was so excited I wanted to scream when I got the email about winning, but I was at work and had to control myself!!! WooHoo!!" exclaimed Jody.

Jody enjoys shopping at the Fort which has one of the largest saddle and tack departments in the midwest. "I am married to this great guy.... he supports me and my love of barrel racing! He spends his extra time and money that he makes shoeing horses to support MY barrel racing habit. My life revolves around him and our horses!!"

"Thank you again, this came at the best time! I love shopping at the Fort!!"

Congratulations Jody! Enjoy using your gift card on any western wear, home decor, toys & collectibles and more!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fort Western Adds Painted Ponies® Collection to Online Store

This holiday give the gift of joy with the cheerfully adorned, Painted Ponies® Christmas collection. Fort Western Stores, widely known for western wear and d├ęcor, has added this truly unique collector’s item to our online store. Painted Ponies® meticulous craftsmanship is inspired by both real life experiences and fairytale.

“Dashing Through the Snow” brings the imagination to life. A horse-drawn sleigh ride on a sparkling winter day.... as harness bells jingle and hooves squeak against hard-packed snow…this prancing pony leads the way.

The enchanted pony, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”, tells the cheerful tale of Santa delivering packages to good boys and girls. As little ones lay their heads to rest, Santa and his reindeer fly through starlit skies.

Checkout our entire Painted Ponies collection online.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fort Western's Black Friday Shoppers in Great Spirits



Fort Western Stores attracted herds of shoppers this year with great deals on everything from western wear to home decor. Shoppers at both Lincoln and Nebraska City, NE locations, waited in lines before the doors opened Friday morning for Door Buster Deals.

Among the hot items, Fort Western's retail customers received a Free $25 Gift Card for every $100 spent between 7am and 10am. With upbeat customer service and quality deals, holiday shoppers were in high spirits. Many took advantage of our 5 for $15 Tee shirt deal and checked several names off their gift list at once.

Now until Monday, you'll continue to find Black Friday deals online on select western wear, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, belts, toys, collectibles, and home decor. Get select tees 5 for $15! Select Youth Justin® Boots Now Only $29.99! Men's and Ladies' Boots starting at $49.99 and up! Wrangler jeans starting at $19.75 and up! Christmas Collectibles starting at $3.98 and up! At Fort Western, you'll find all your favorite name brands including Wrangler®, Cinch®, 20X®, Roper®, Rockies®, Montana Silversmiths®, Breyer®, and more.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fort Western's "Black Friday Bonanza Flyer" Available Online NOW!


"Black Friday" is one of the biggest sale days of the year. It's the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and the Fort Western Stores is offering a special pre-day sale on western wear and more ONLINE! View our door busting deals online NOW, go to http://www.fortwestern.com/download/Flyer_2.pdf and view our 'Black Friday Bonanza' flyer. Beat the traffic and heavy crowds when you pre-shop "Online" Thanksgiving day. Get Black Friday deals before the doors open!

You'll find barn busting deals on select tees, cowboy boots, western wear, cowboy hats, belts, toys, collectibles, and home decor. Select tees 5 for $15! Select Youth Justin® Boots Now Only $29.99! Men's and Ladies' Boots starting at $49.99 and up! Wrangler jeans starting at $19.75 and up! Christmas Collectibles starting at $3.98 and up! Find name brands like Roper®, Wrangler®, Cinch®, 20X®, Rockies®, Montana Silversmiths®, Breyer®, and more. These deals are too good to pass up.... Get in here Friday or start shopping online Thanksgiving day!

Plus, spend $100 or more in our retail stores and we'll wrap your item or group of items FREE at the time of your purchase! Gift wrapping is also available for online orders, only $5.99 per item or group of items.

We’ll be opening our doors bright and early at 7am Friday, November 27th at both our Lincoln, NE and Nebraska City, NE locations. Look for our 'Black Friday Bonanza' insert in your local paper– in surrounding areas. Plus, sign up NOW to receive our exclusive flyer via email and pre-shop online a day early! To sign up, go to our site http://www.fortwestern.com/ and enter your email address under “join the Posse”. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shop Black Friday Deals a Day Early at Fort Western Online



“Black Friday” is traditionally known as the day after Thanksgiving and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. However, this year Fort Western Shoppers can avoid the Friday morning crowds and get the same great Western Black Friday deals “online”… the DAY BEFORE, while supplies last! Our special pre-day sale offers online customers a chance to be a part of the excitement — a day early. You’ll find amazing Black Friday deals on Western gift ideas for the whole family including cowboy hats for Dad. You’ll also find cowboy boots for your lil’ cowboy or cowgirl at unbeatable prices. Pre-shop Online Thanksgiving day and get Black Friday deals before the doors open!

Also, stop in at Fort Western Stores on November 27th for amazing Barn Buster Deals and unbelievable Giveaways (see stores for details — week of Thanksgiving). You'll find Black Friday deals on your favorite name brand western wear, tack and decor. We’ll be opening our doors bright and early at 7am Friday, November 27th at both our Lincoln, NE and Nebraska City, NE locations.

Look for our “Black Friday Bonanza” insert in your local paper– in surrounding areas. Plus, sign up NOW to receive our exclusive “Black Friday Bonanza” flyer via email and pre-shop online a day early! To sign up, go to our site http://www.fortwestern.com/and enter your email address under “join the Posse”.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Congratulations to Mike Racek for winning a Fort Western Stores $250 Gift Card!

Mike Racek is the winner of a Fort Western Stores $250 Gift Card!




Mike and teammate pictured above.

Mike is a team roper from a rural town in Nebraska. He is a cowboy who enjoys shopping at the Fort Western and frequents the store when passing through the Lincoln area. Each year the Fort puts on a Labor Day Tent Sale featuring hundreds of sale items such as western wear, boots, belts, and more along with the chance to win prizes. Mike entered his name into the Fort's $250 gift card drawing this year and was excited when he received the phone call rewarding him as a winner. Congratulations Mike!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Congratulations to Pam Herring for winning a Fort Western Stores $250 Gift Card!

Pam Herring is the winner of a Fort Western Stores $250 Gift Card!

"Winning this wonderful gift from The Fort was a total but very welcomed surprise. I love The Fort and have shopped there online for years. Iam really going to enjoy spending this especially right here at Christmas time. May God Bless you all!"--Pam Herring


Pam Herring lives with her husband of 31 years and her 20 year old son. They are a team roping family who love spending their time together, sharing and working 20 acres of land. They also home 5 roping horses, both heading and heeling, and numerous dogs including an english bulldog named Dally.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meet The Randy Rogers Band Thurs, Sept 24, 2009 from 5pm to 6:30pm!!


Meet the band whose last project debuted as the most-downloaded country album on iTunes! The Randy Rogers Band will be signing autographs tomorrow, Thursday Sep 24th from 5pm to 6:30pm at Fort Western (56th and HYW 2, Lincoln, NE). Compliments of Panhandle Slim.
http://www.randyrogersband.com/

Monday, September 14, 2009

USO Presents Toby Keith with a Sculpture Donated by the Fort


Karen Cirrito-Centofanti, USO volunteer, presents country star Toby Keith with a certificate and "God Bless America" statue in recognition of his ongoing efforts to support US Troops

On September 4, 2009 the United Service Organizations (USO) of Fort Drum NY held a fundraiser in honor of country star Toby Keith. During the event Toby Keith was presented with a “God Bless America” sculpture and a plaque of recognition for his ongoing efforts to support US Troops.

The USO is a private, congressionally chartered, nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of the American people to support its volunteered activities. Since before World War II, the USO has been the bridge between the American public and the U.S. military. Through peace and war, the USO has consistently delivered special comfort, a strong morale and recreational services to the U.S.military.

In August this year, USO volunteer, Karen Cirrito-Centofanti, contacted Fort Western Stores, Nebraska’s largest Western wear outfitters located in Lincoln and Nebraska City, NE, requesting a special donation to be presented to Toby Keith at his September 4, 2009, Darien Lake, NY concert. Fort Western Stores was delighted to donate a “God Bless America” sculpture which features a cowboy riding a horse carrying the American Flag.

"The evening with Toby Keith was amazing. Toby was extremely touched and in awe of the sculpture,” said Karen Cirrito-Centofanti, USO volunteer.

”He goes into the red zones of combat to perform for our soldiers and a few times had to take cover in bunkers while rounds of gun shots and bombs rang over his head. I think it is so courageous of him; he has done it now for 7 or 8 years straight, “said Karen Cirrito-Centofanti, USO volunteer, “… so, every year at each one of his concert venues, his fan club members who are known as Toby's Warriors hold fundraisers, mainly for his charity, Ally's House, a home for children with cancer that he founded.”

Back in April, Toby Keith was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in Washington DC by the Military Officers Association of America for his on-going dedication to the USO and related charities.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Announcing Fort's $250 Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Phil Varner for winning a Fort Western Stores $250 Gift Card! Phil will receive a Fort Gift Card valued at $250 which he may use on our online store, catalog or at our Lincoln and Nebraska City locations. Phil is pictured below, on Texas Z, next to his beautiful wife, Susie Varner on Colonel.


"I can’t believe I won this shopping spree. Don’t know
that I’ve ever won anything. It’ll be fun to look through
the on line catalog and pick out some things. Of course
I’m sure I’ll go to the boot section first then to tack.
Thanks to Fort Western, I appreciate the prize." --Phil Varner


Phil is a native Texan of 55 years who moved to Canton, Ohio 18 months ago. He and his wife, Susie, have been married for 33 years and have two children, both married, and two grandchildren, a 9 month old grandson, and a 7 ½ month old granddaughter. Phil is employed by Timken Corporation and manages the Heavy Truck Aftermarket. Phil and Susie have a 5 acre horse farm with an indoor arena, 5 stalls and own 3 horses. Two of them are quarter horses and one is a Draft/Quarter. The couple spends their time in the barn where there is always plenty of work and enjoy pleasure riding with their friends, who share the same love for horses.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Fort "Gives Cancer the Boot"... in Nebraska Husker Style

Since 1998 the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska has been holding an annual event to raise money for health care research. This year's theme was "Give Cancer the Boot" which highlighted their "Famous Boots" auction where organizers gather donations of new and worn boots, autographed by local and national celebrities, to be auctioned during the event.

When the Cattlemen’s Ball contacted the Fort Western about donating a pair of boots, they were more than happy to oblige. And, although they could have pulled any ol' pair of boots off the shelf, they gathered together a team of boot experts and custom designed two pairs of one-of-a-kind Nebraska Husker Boots, one ladies’ size 8 and one men’s size 10 1/2.

To add even more appeal to their custom crafted boot donation, the Fort teamed up with Patrick Combs, “The Voice of Memorial Stadium” and Froggy 98, country music radio station, to invite the University of Nebraska's Athletic Director Tom Osborne, Football Coach Bo Pelini, Volleyball Coach John Cook, Men’s Basketball Coach Doc Sadler, Women’s Basketball Coach Connie Yori and Baseball Coach Mike Anderson to autograph the boots.

The autographed red and cream colored boots pictured above are the ultimate Husker Fan collector's item. Husker fans placed their bids, with the highest bid of $600 winning the men's pair and the highest bid of $1000 taking home the ladies' pair.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Announcing Fort's $250 Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Tonya Burton for winning a Fort Western Stores $250 Gift Card! Tonya will receive a Fort Gift Card valued at $250 which she may use on our online store, catalog or at our Lincoln and Nebraska City locations. Tonya is pictured below with her newest, adopted horse "Lizard" who joined their family from a rescue.


"I have ridden and shown horses most of my life and they are definitely my passion. I love everything country related... from rodeos, country music, decor, & clothing. I am really excited to be able to shop for what I love!"

--Tonya

Tonya and her family live in Nevada. She has a 2 1/2 year old little boy, "the ultimate cowboy". Her family also includes 3 Quarter horses and 1 Border Collie. Tonya competes in Team Penning, Gymkhana events, Barrel Racing and Showing.