KFIZ News : Friday, 11/25/2016
Black Friday Shopping
The holiday shopping season begins in earnest today on Black
Friday, and if you’re heading out to the stores, there are some tips to keep
Police Officer Erik Foster says to shop during daylight hours if possible and
to have someone with you while you shop. He says criminals target people who
are out shopping on days like Black Friday because it’s a prime opportunity to
commit a crime. Foster says its also important to be aware of your surroundings
and to pay attention to who is around you and what they are doing. He says to
avoid overloading your car with items you have purchased, because someone can
easily break in and steal them while you are in a different store. Foster
suggests making a stop at home to unload items before you continue shopping if
you feel like you have too many in your car.
Red Kettle Campaign Continues
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign continues as we head into
the holiday shopping season. It’s the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the
year that helps fund their many programs. Last year’s campaign raised $155,000,
and with the addition of the warming shelter this year, the goal for the
campaign this year is $160,000. Captains Steve Wilson of the Salvation Army
says there will be a matching donor for Black Friday in the
match every donation put into the kettles, up to $5,000. For example, if five
dollars is put into the kettle, that automatically doubles to $10. Captain
Tellinda Wilson of the Salvation Army says match days like today can really
fuel people to give to the red kettle campaign, because they know their dollar
will go further to help. Volunteers are also still needed for bell ringers.
Anyone can sign up for a two hour shift by going to mvolunteerpage.com and
Half Off Fines At FDL Public Library Black Friday
Public Library has a deal for shoppers on Black Friday as well or at least those
who put off returning books, videos and other materials they took out.
Community Information Coordinator Terri Fleming says all fines that are owed
will be half off. She says that includes lost and damaged items. But it is a
limited time offer. The half off fines deal is only at the Main Library from 9
a.m. to noon today.