Black Friday is in full swing and shoppers all across the country are fighting crowds and lines for the best deals of the season. But if you are in the market for a live Christmas tree and some family memories, Shelby Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery can help you check those items off your list.
Yesterday Ron Stella of Anderson County and Vivek Sarin, CEO of Shelby Industries, officially opened their four-acre tree farm at 175 McDaniels Road, adjacent to Shelby Industries.
Six months ago Shelby County’s little hero Blake Hundley traded his cape for a pair of wings but his mother Kelly Hundley hopes to see his legacy live on through the smiles of children fighting similar battles.
At just six-years-old Blake was diagnosed with brain cancer. For three years he battled the disease, spending many holidays confined to a hospital bed.
While Black Friday is a term we’ve grown accustomed to, the recognized retail holiday is no longer just a one-day event. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, nearly 33 million shoppers in the U.S. this year kicked off their Black Friday shopping yesterday while many of us where still sleeping off our turkey dinners.
Let’s face it, those nights of camping out for Black Friday shopping are all but gone as more and more stores are opening early on Thanksgiving Day, competing for shoppers and slowly shifting Black Friday into a Gray Thursday.
Thankfully, I landed the last auditioning spot for TheFish Bowl. The show would be filmed at the Community Theater tomorrow. I had to arrive at 9:30 in the morning. I had less than 24 hours to perfect my product.
The show’s producer explained the judges would choose the top three inventions they predicted to succeed. If mine was chosen, they would invest in it. I had to ask Dad what that meant.
“It means the judges will give you a large sum of money to help you get the product off the ground,” Dad explained.