Cadiz merchants — who can’t afford to offer $20 portable DVD players (after rebate, of course) —know their neighbors will buy literally trunk loads of presents in Paducah, Hopkinsville and Clarksville.
To try to keep some of those Christmas dollars in Cadiz, the Chamber of Commerce is again hosting East Meets West — a one-day event meant to encourage shopping in Cadiz.
“As far as having your dollars in Cadiz, [Christmas] is very important,” said Chamber President Penny Jones. “Money changes hands many times in Cadiz.”
Stores participating in East Meets West — which is Saturday, Dec. 3 — will register shoppers for door prizes to be awarded at 5:00 p.m. that evening at Renaissance Square, in the midst of other downtown Christmas activities.
On Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving, but famous for being the busiest shopping day of the year — downtown businesses were calm. A couple were even closed all together, recovering from too much turkey, perhaps.
“Once they get through with the malls, they’ll come see me,” Howard Stovall, of Miz Malva’s Antiques, said of holiday shoppers.
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