Petitioners Rally to Preserve Thanksgiving

LITTLE ROCK, AR–As more stores push to open on Thanksgiving Day, an Arkansas woman is joining others online, petitioning to keep businesses closed on the holiday.

Walmart and other big box retailers announced they’re opening as early as 6pm Thanksgiving Day. Some say the move could ease the madness of Black Friday but others worry it’s ruining the larger holiday tradition of spending time with family.

Lane Chapman says, “I wouldn’t want to work because of my family but I guess it’d be smart because Black Friday can be kind of crazy.”

Jeremy Herb agrees with the petitions, saying,” I don’t know how much that’s going to help, a lot of people are going to want to be home on Thanksgiving so I’m not sure how many people are going to be out shopping at that time.”

To learn more about the online petition, click here.

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