The Manzanita Visitors Center will be hosting their third annual Plaid Friday from 8am-8pm on Friday Nov 29th at various shops in Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler. The event is hosted by area merchants.

The name Plaid Friday came from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses.

“Our merchant community were looking to do something a little more fun that what is normally associated with shopping the day after Thanksgiving,” Dan Haag, Manzanita Visitors Center, said. “When you think of Black Friday, you get images of people pushing and shoving each other in Big Box stores and shopping malls. We want shoppers to relax and enjoy their holiday shopping in the company of their friends and families.”

Bring the family and enjoy a fun day of shopping locally. Look for the “Plaid Friday” poster in ship windows. “When you shop at a small business, you are supporting that owner and their employees and putting money directly into the local economy,” Haag said. “You’re also contributing to the well-being of some great businesses who thrive on caring for each of their customers one-on-one. You see a few hundred people shopping while dressed in plaid and it’s hard not to smile.”

I will be doing gift certificate giveaways on my social media. Follow along for announcements prior to Plaid Friday and the winners will be able to pick up the cards on Plaid Friday for their shopping around town.

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Article by Hilary Dorsey, Tillamook Headlight Herald

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