Star Super Market sold out of 10,000 Eclipse glasses Friday morning

Second shipment expected Saturday morning

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - If you don't have your Solar Eclipse glasses now, time is running out.

In just three days, the Great American Eclipse will pass!

Today, hundreds of people stood in a long line at Star Super Market to make sure they will witness the historic moment.

Kay Campbell said, "I bought eight."

Monday's Solar Eclipse is bringing people from numerous walks of life together for one common goal, to get their hands on a pair of Eclipse glasses, or maybe one, two or 20 more.
 
One customer waited in line to buy 20 glasses.
 
"To see all these people that are here that are going to watch something like a Solar Eclipse," said Tom Lundberg.

Lundberg, dressed in Red, White and Blue American Flag shirt, purchased glasses for his wife, a couple of friends and himself.

"I'm looking forward to doing that," said Lundberg.
 
A guitar playing guy provided some entertainment as folks waited in line, which wrapped around the building.

"Girl let me tell you, me and my son come down here yesterday and we tried to get some. They were out," said
Jennifer Madwell.

Madwell said she was placed on a waiting list Thursday, she waited 20 minutes in line today.

"My son has to have them for school and then my parents asked me to pick them up a pair," said Madwell.

Star Super Market did order a supply of about 20,000 glasses, but only 10,000 were delivered Friday morning.

The store sold out Friday afternoon and is expecting the second shipment to be delivered Saturday morning around 8 a.m.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Your Local Election Headquarters - December 2017
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Enter to win tickets to Cabaret at the VBC
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Nominate your Valley's First Responder
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • 2018 Golf Tour Card
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Work for Us
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News