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We're thankful for small businesses
By Mary Holle
?We have been witnessing a plethora of pre-Black Friday sales this year due to the lateness of Thanksgiving. Some big box chain stores have even elected to get a jump on Christmas dollars by being open on Thanksgiving Day.
Thankfully, our local hometown businesses are closing Thanksgiving Day and allowing employees time off with their families.
Christmas opening events do start fairly early in Atwood, though, with a 4 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29 breakfast again being planned at Currier Drug to serve those shoppers who participate in the craziness of Black Friday. Most downtown businesses will be open late Friday evening, also, with the official kick-off of Christmas opening starting at 6 p.m.
Since 2010, a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday has emerged: Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to patronize hometown businesses, especially on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The “holiday,” which will be Nov. 30 this year, was conceived and promoted by American Express. The promotion has proved to be successful and has increased small business shopping on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the holiday season.
Shopping local hometown businesses is good for our community’s economy. Our businesses offer a fairly large selection of gift items. Many merchants will special order items if possible as a service to their customers. There are many reasons to be thankful for those hardworking men and women who own and manage businesses.
And be sure to take a look at the Square Deal’s postcard sets of Scenic Rawlins County that will be available Nov. 29 at the Square Deal, TLC General Store, Currier Drug, Atwood Floral & Gifts and The Ol’ Depot. Postcard sales go to the Rawlins County High School Art Department. The price is $5 per set plus tax.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
— Letter to the Editor —
Angel Tree volunteers seek help
To the editor:
?Christmas will soon be here and the Angel Tree volunteers are looking to help those Rawlins County children in need of presents.
The Angel Tree will be located at TLC again this year. Numbers will be hanging on the tree with a child’s gender, age, likes and suggestions. Any needy child up to 16 years of age from Rawlins County is eligible to be put on the tree. A name can only be put on the tree with parental permission only and can be done so by stopping in at TLC, seeing me at Williams Bros. Supermarket or calling me there at 785-626-3293 or call my house at 785-626-3727.
Please, when putting a child’s name on the tree, leave their name, address, phone number, age, gender, likes and sizes and suggestions. Names for the tree will be accepted until Dec. 16 to allow the presents time to get back.
For those who would like to take a name and shop for that child, please have the present back to TLC or me by Dec. 19 so I can have time to deliver them.
We appreciate your helping us and Merry Christmas.