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Adkins Home Center in Parsons first opened its doors in 1971 and was originally called Parsons Hardware. The store is celebrating its 50th anniversary today.

PARSONS — Adkins Home Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary today in the same city it has always called home — Parsons.

“We opened the doors up on Oct. 1, 1971,” Brian Adkins, who is one of three generations of family members to work in the store, told The Inter-Mountain Thursday. “Back when we opened, though, we were called Parsons Hardware. Then in 1977 we changed over to the name Adkins Home Center.”

Brian’s father and mother, Renick and Betty Adkins, started the business and today Brian’s daughter, Samantha Dellicker, is an employee at the store. Although they’re semi-retired, Renick and Betty Adkins are still at the store on a daily…

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