Things were pretty calm across the Ohio Valley as families sat down to enjoy Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, but soon after the Turkey came the chaos.
“We started last night at 6 p.m., we were at Walmart in St.Clairsville and did some shopping at the Mall and then we had to go home and take a nap,” said Black Friday shopper, Marsha.
After a short power nap, Marsha and her nephew Christopher got right back to it, scouring stores all of over for items already scooped by other ambitious shoppers.
“The thing I was wanting was sold out of, in every store,” said Black Friday shopper, Christopher.
One Pennsylvania couple that has been coming to the Ohio Valley for the Black Friday festivities for four years now, got in line at Cabela’s just after 8:00 Wednesday night, and no they didn’t miss out on a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
“We brought the roster, and I cooked the turkey breast and I had a crockpot that I put sweet potatoes in and I made homemade stuffing at home, so we had a full Thanksgiving dinner here with our friends,” said Denise Breide.
Breide says they do this every year out of sport and they’ve come to know some of these people who meet outside the doors, waiting for the fun to start.
“We don’t really have a whole lot in there that we have to have for Black Friday, it’s just the principal of the thing,” said Breide.
One man decided to shop smart and not hard.
“We decided to not to go into the line, we just sat and waited in the car for the line to go in and then we came in behind everybody,” said Matt Leonard.
Others say Black Friday shopping in our area has become a tradition for them as they make their way here every year now from Zanesville.
“We come down every year with my aunts and my wife and it’s a fun time,” said Chad Kenchillo.