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Saturday, November 30, 2013


The Michigan Magazine TV crew of Clifford Parent, Lloyd Meir and myself made the trek over to Hale for Hale Hardware's annual "MOONLIGHT MADNESS" event on the ever popular "Black Friday" (Friday following Thanksgiving)

What a delight it was!

Much different then what we witnessed earlier on TV news reports. All that running, shouting, fighting and being "thrown out of the store" in the "spirit of the season" was a bit unnerving to say the least!

This is NOT what we found at our local Hale hardware store!

Yes there were crowds waiting for the doors to open at 6 pm....Yes there was plenty of excited talk going on outside among the crowd...But in contrast to the "big box store" experience of screaming and threats....At Hale it was more of excited murmur amongst neighbors with plenty of "how was your thanksgiving" & "Merry Christmas Neighbor" heard with "hi fives" and pats on the back.

Ahhhhh the true spirit of the season was present at Hale Hardware!

As the doors opened there was no mad rush....there were plenty of fantastic deals for everyone...Jerry and crew made sure of that!

It was an evening of deals and fun for the whole family!

From fun games of "bubble blowing" to "apple stacking" & "shooting gallery" was an evening everyone enjoyed from the youngest to the eldest!

You'll see what we mean as we present our video coverage here later today!

Oh yea! Forgot to tell you that some lucky shopper is about to win a $1,000.00 shopping spree! If you were there last evening and registered GET READY!!! I can hardly wait to announce the winner...STAY TUNED!

Our wish for all our neighbors and friend is to please shop locally to keep the "true" spirit of Christmas Alive!

It was so refreshing to feel the warmth of the season again.

Keep the faith every body and may the true spirit of the season find you!