ELIZABETHTOWN — With clear skies and warm temperatures, Black Friday proved to be all but perfect for shoppers looking for bargains in downtown Elizabethtown.
From open to closing, most stores were busy with a constant stream of customers, drawn in by special prices.
“Elizabethtown is one of the go-to places during the holidays,” said Harry McGinnis of Garland. “And on this particular weekend, it’s even better. You almost can’t beat the customer service and it’s a lot better than fighting the crowds at the big malls.”
McGinnis wasn’t alone in that thinking.
“If I only get to Elizabethtowntown once a year, Black Friday is the day for sure,” said Susan Womack of St. Pauls. “I make the rounds of Lumberton and Elizabethtown, but Elizabethtown is my lunchtime spot each year.”
Parking along West Main Street remained hit or miss all day long, and the lots behind stores on both sides of the street also stayed full throughout the day.
At the far west end of West Broad Street, Walmart and the rest of the stores in that vicinity were buzzing. And when folks weren’t shopping, they were eating at the many restaurants around town.
Much more of the same was expected for Small Business Saturday and again on Sunday, when the fifth annual Christmas Parade is held in the downtown district.
W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.