Dear Editor,

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday. This year, it is Saturday, Nov. 25. Save a few items from your Black Friday shopping list to purchase from your local businesses. Those businesses not only have what you need, when you need it, but give back to their community.

As I browsed the Paulding Progress this week, I see support from many local businesses that serve their neighborhood, support your schools, and donate to local fundraisers. They may also employ a family member or friend.

If you think local shops are higher priced than bigger city stores, give them another try. You might be pleasantly surprised and they will appreciate your business.

Ellen Williams

Payne