Thanksgiving is in a week and it is a holiday we know many people look forward to; enjoying a delicious meal, spending time with family and friends, and giving thanks for all that we have. As quickly as Thanksgiving comes and goes Black Friday is there trying to outshine the holiday with its own promise of excitement and sales. This year instead of running from your turkey dinner straight to shopping malls and big retailers consider spending some more time enjoying Thanksgiving and when you feel the urge to shop look around your local community.
On November 24 Plaid Friday is taking on Black Friday providing a more relaxed and more rewarding alternative to start the holiday shopping season. During Plaid Friday dress up in your best flannel and visit local and independent retailers in your community. Instead of pushing and shoving your way into stores to find the best deals, gather up a group of friends and family and enjoy a day of supporting your local community.
Celebrate with these businesses during their Plaid Friday events:
- Dan & Whit’s General Store, Norwich, VT
- West Lebanon Feed & Supply, West Lebanon, NH
- Ledyard National Bank, all branches
- Trail Break Taps & Tacos, White River Junction, VT
Reach out to members in your community and ask about shops that may be involved in Plaid Friday. Visit this Plaid Friday webpage to learn more about the history and intention of Plaid Friday.
Local First Alliance is a program of Vital Communities, a nonprofit organization based in the Upper Valley that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Go to VitalCommunities.org to learn more about how we strive to make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.