MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal released its fifth annual Black Friday Edition paper that was filled with deals at local businesses today.
Subscribers received the edition in their regular mailer, but those who don’t subscribe were able to pick up a copy at the Mining Journal office in Marquette earlier this morning. Anyone who braved the snow storm to get the paper was also greeted with some surprise guests. Santa Claus was helping pass out the papers and saying hello to all the community that took the time to stop by.
“We were kind of challenged by our boss about 5 years ago to come up with some fresh new ideas on how to promote the Black Friday Paper,” said Shannon Carter, Retail Sales Clerk at the Mining Journal. “This is something my co-workers and I came up with and it has really grown every year. So every year we kind of try to add something new and fun to it.”
The new addition this year was a turkey suit which helped bring in a Thanksgiving touch to the annual event.