ELMIRA, PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WENY) – There are two ribbon cuttings in the Southern Tier today for the grand opening of two Big Lots in the area.

One ribbon cutting is in Elmira and the other is in Painted Post. The ceremonies will be held around 8:30 this morning.

The Elmira location is at 801 Lake Street and the Painted Post location is at 98 Victory Highway.

The first 50 people to attend today's ceremonies or visit the stores tomorrow morning will receive a goodie bag.

A lot of changes have come to Big Lots recently. There are new locations and some existing locations have been redesigned. The company's goal is to create less clutter and a more comfortable experience for all shoppers.