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Clarksvillians turn out in droves for Black Friday deals

 

Clarksville, TN – In the traditional closing to the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of people left their homes on Thanksgiving evening to stand out in the cold waiting for the chance to participate in Black Friday. Retailers across the country offer some of the best deals of the year to shoppers eager to begin the Christmas purchases.

Shaquana Harmon was waiting at the entrance to Governor Square Mall with her sisters and cousins. They were hoping to find some deals on some new outfits from Victoria’s Secret and Old Navy. They arrived at the mall at around 8:00pm on Thanksgiving day for the midnight opening. “We were already out and about and had stopped at Walmart, and so we decided to come on over to the mall afterwards.” They were the 2nd group to arrive at the main entrance with the other arriving shortly before at around 7:30 PM.

Black Friday Shoppers at Governors Square Mall

Black Friday Shoppers at Governors Square Mall

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Salvation Army Sets Red Kettle Record For Sixth Straight Year

 

Americans Continue to Donate Despite Lingering Recession, Giving $142 Million to Support People in Need

Alexandria, VA – Through strong support of U.S. donors and a united front of traditional red kettles and virtual bell-ringers, The Salvation Army raised a record $142 million during the 2010 annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign.  The increase of just over two percent from 2009′s record of $139 million raised reflects the continued determination of every American to support their neighbors during challenging economic times.

The Salvation Army’s 2010 campaign employed traditional efforts with volunteers, celebrity endorsements and corporate partners such as Walmart and Sam’s Club, along with new technology and social media tools to set a campaign record for the sixth year in a row. «Read the rest of this article»

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