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People jump at Easter sales

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -The economy may appear to be slowly climbing, but  it's jumping to the top at one retail store in Albany. Clothes seem to be a bigger hit than traditional flower arrangements this Easter.

Hazel Green is shopping for her children and Grand Children. She has eight children and drove from Baker County with her family to grab some last minute Easter dresses for her kids.

"I love my babies and I spoil them rotten even the grown ones," Green said.

Her grandson Treshon Williams already has his Easter clothes early for church Sunday. Green has already found several dresses for her little girls.

While we were here, one employee was knocking down prices as part of an Easter deal that lasts through tomorrow evening.

"I've been finding great deals because everything is 40, 50, and 60 percent off. It's wonderful," Green noted.

The register rings constantly at Kohl's people buying other hot Easter items including dresses, and men's clothing. It's a bit different for Lynn Terry and her mom at Albany Floral on North Monroe Street. She says sales from Spring arrangements and corsages have dwindled over the years.

" We used to have a lot of corsages but now people don't buy them as much," Terry said.

This week Terry has delivered between 50 and 75 arrangements compared to hundreds a few years ago. With Valentines day in the past and Easter not so hopping', Terry is looking forward to another busy Holiday in May-Mother's Day. It's a perfect time for Hazel Greens children to thank her for their Easter gifts.

CNBC reports people are expected to spend more than $19 million on clothing and almost $8 million on flowers this Easter.

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