Our View: Shop locally

Posted 11/23/16

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday a day or so away, the holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing. This is the time of year that many local establishments do the bulk of their annual business.

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Our View: Shop locally

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With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday a day or so away, the holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing. This is the time of year that many local establishments do the bulk of their annual business.

For the next few weeks, the Daily Mountain Eagle challenges its readers and area citizens to shop locally in an effort to support businesses in Walker County.

We all benefit when local stores thrive. Shopping locally can assist those stores and help them to continue to provide jobs right here at home.

There is definitely something special about shopping in downtown Jasper at this time of year. The historic courthouse square, which is decked out for the season, provides a perfect ambiance for holiday shopping.

There are a variety of locally owned stores throughout Walker County that can provide most of the items on your Christmas wish lists. To find out more, check out The Walker County Wish Book recently published by the Daily Mountain Eagle. We have extra copies at our office and there are plenty of copies circulated throughout the area that you can pick up for free.

Local retail stores and mom-and-pop shops face tough challenges from big box stores and online sellers. While some of your shopping needs will no doubt have to be done outside the area, we ask you set most of your dollars aside for local shops.

Support Jasper and Walker County.

Support area merchants.

Shop locally this holiday season.

- Daily Mountain Eagle