Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TOP STORY >> Holiday savings found locally

It’s that time of year again.

Friday happens to be Black Friday – the biggest shopping day of the year – followed by Small Business Saturday.

Local businesses are joining in the festivities with special holiday hours and marked-down sales.

The Furniture Store in Cabot will have 40 to 60 percent off storewide Saturday and Sunday, and Grandma’s Collectibles will offer sales on gifts, Christmas décor, jewelry and more. (See page 4A for a list of area businesses with Black Friday specials.)

Jacksonville will hold a special Small Business Saturday event, complete with prizes.

Crafton’s Furniture in Jacksonville and Searcy, along with many other local merchants, are also marking down prices for holiday shoppers.

Participants will pick up a passport and must make a purchase from four participating businesses and enjoy a meal from a participating restaurant to be eligible to win.

The passport will be stamped at each location and must be handed in or mailed to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 200 Dupree Drive by Dec. 7. Drawings for prizes will be held Dec. 11.

Prizes range from a candle from Double R Florist, a shirt and harmonica from Jacksonville Guitar Center and gift cards ranging from $20 to $100 from businesses such as Cabot Café and Cake Corner, Barnhill’s Steak and Buffet, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, First Arkansas Bank and Trust and more.

See page 5A for a complete list of participating businesses, prizes and instructions.