Here is a little history to be thankful for… In 1621, the colonists and Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 will be a day of good home cooking, family, friends, and a time to be thankful for all that we have. I know most Dothan Citizens were thankful the gas prices went down the week of thanksgiving. This blessing came at a great time since a lot of Dothan Natives travel out of town to see their families.
Here at Durden Outdoor Displays, we are thankful for our clients who continue to do business with us and our staff that works hard every day (even holidays) to get boards posted. The Durden Outdoor office will be closed Thanksgiving day so that our staff may spend time with their families. Regular work hours will begin again on Monday the 28th.
If you’re out in Dothan, Alabama shopping on BLACK FRIDAY you might see our digital boards running early Friday morning. From 12pm-6am we plan to have a Special Ad playing for all the black Friday shoppers. Next year we hope to sell this spot to a lucky Dothan business to help direct shoppers their way at such early hours of the morning.
We’ve done some research for you on WHO will be opening & WHEN for Black Friday. Below is a list of Dothan Business Hours for Black Friday 2011.
- Freckled Frog is open 8am -6pm Their big Black Friday Sale is for every one item purchased, receive 50% off of a second item of lesser value also their Sidewalk Sale is a huge selection of merchandise 75-90% off!
- Target opens at Midnight
- Doodlebugs warehouse sale from 9am-1pm
- Khols is open Friday at 12am but you can shop online Thursday until 3pm!
- Jewels is having a sale on pearl earrings, open at 10am
- Toys R Us & Babies R Us open THUR 10:00 PM – FRI 10:00 PM
- Wiregrass Commons will be fully open at 5AM
- The following stores will be opening earlier at 3am at Dothan’s Mall: Gap and Gap Kids • Finish Line • Express • Altar’d State • Body Central • Rack Room Shoes • Wet Seal • The Limited • The Children’s Place • GameStop • Belk • JC Penny (3:30am)
- WalMart is having 3 in-store events. Thursday at 10pm, Friday at 12am, & again Friday at 8am
If you miss out on Friday’s deals don’t forget Cyber Monday, where you can purchase online at a discounted price. Next year don’t forget to purchase your Durden Billboard Ads to help advertise your business’s thanksgiving Black Friday Deals before and during shopping time.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Durden Team !