The Saturday after Thanksgiving, my husband and I made a point to visit downtown and the Old Mill District to shop local stores to support Small Business Saturday. The only problem was, once noon came, most people settled in to watch the Civil War game and the stores seemed to empty out. Wouldn’t it be nice to support our local businesses, which are the bread and butter of our community, all month long on every Saturday during the holiday season? They deserve another opportunity for a Small Business Saturday when a major competing event is not held on the same day. Please consider shopping local this holiday season and perhaps make Saturdays a day to do that all month long.