The day after Thanksgiving has come to be known as Black Friday, when stores and malls are filled with shoppers looking for bargains. In Oskaloosa, though, Friday (11/29) will be called Plaid Friday. April Gorski, the manager of Book Vault in Oskaloosa, explains.
“Plaid Friday is an outgrowth of the concept that communities are stronger when consumers, shoppers and the retailers, the shops are woven together to make a fabric of your community, so we each help each other.”
Gorski says if you wear plaid when you shop at Book Vault on Friday, you’ll get a 15 percent discount. She says other downtown Oskaloosa businesses will also have specials for those who wear plaid. Saturday (11/30) is still known as Small Business Saturday and you’re encouraged to shop downtown Oskaloosa businesses for Christmas and holiday gifts on Saturday.