SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Trying to avoid the busy big chain stores on Black Friday?
Stores in downtown Sylvester are giving shoppers another option.
This Saturday is Shop Small Saturday in Sylvester.
Shops downtown are working to bring awareness to the benefits of shopping at locally-owned stores.
Main Street Director Jana Dyke said Saturday is a day to keep money local and to show appreciation to the stores that have invested in their community.
"One of the benefits that a lot of our stores offer downtown is that you can create a wish list," said Dyke. "So for the ladies that are wanting to help their spouse out, or even their parents, they can go to a lot of our stores in our downtown and create a wish list. Take the guessing game out and make sure you get what you want for Christmas."
The events in Sylvester are part of a national initiative started by American Express to encourage shoppers to support small businesses.