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Shop local on Small Business Saturday

By Greg Bird

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is a day that has become synonymous with sales and bargains. But that day does little for the local economy as most people travel out of town to visit the big box stores to fight large crowds battling over a few marked-down items. Many smaller, independent retailers are forgotten on Black Friday.

For the last eight years a special shopping day, Small Business Saturday, has been designated to support those retailers who can’t compete with large chains and their millions of advertising dollars.

This year the Shop Local Event will be hosted at the McCreary County Public Library with more than 36 local vendors set to sell their wares. In addition to the ability to peruse hundreds of unique gift ideas, McCreary Countians will also be able to meet their local merchants and get to know some of the wonderful artisans who reside in our home town.

The event will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. with vendors and independent sales consultants gathered together to provide convenient shopping for gifts, crafts and other goods in one place.

Supporting Small Business Saturday does more than giving you an extra day to shop for deals – it helps support the local economy and small business owners.

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