POINT PLEASANT —Everyone’s heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but starting in 2010, people began to hear about “Small Business Saturday.”
“Small Business Saturday” is this Saturday and it’s a day of celebrating the shop local movement and to encourage shoppers to patronize local merchants across the country, including Point Pleasant and across Mason County.
The downtown Point Pleasant merchants have been meeting for weeks to make plans for this holiday season and bring shoppers to Main Street. These plans include decorating shop windows and preparing to decorate and light the large tree outside the Mason County Courthouse.
The merchants have collected donations to decorate the tree, which will be lit Dec. 15, the anniversary of the Silver Bridge Disaster, to honor those lost and to acknowledge this solemn day in downtown Point Pleasant’s history. The large tree sits on the corner of Main and Sixth streets, near the entrance of the former bridge. The decorated tree will also be a welcoming statement to those visiting Main Street. More on this event in an upcoming edition.
Once again, Point Pleasant Mayor Brian Billings is supporting “Small Business Saturday.”
“Saturday, Nov. 28, is shop ‘Small Business Saturday,’ and as in past years, I encourage our residents to shop with our local businesses to help give them a big boost during this Christmas shopping season,” Billings said. “Our local businesses mostly owned and operated by our very own neighbors deserve our support not only now but throughout the year. These businesses support so many events and causes for our great city 12 months of the year. Let’s show our support by shopping with our hometown merchants now as well in the future.”
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