Local shoppers hunt for deals on Black Friday

Posted at 5:06 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 18:17:46-05

Even though some stores opened up Thursday night for Thanksgiving shopping, lots of people were still out Friday on the hunt for Black Friday deals.

Christine Ansay and her two daughters made sure they took advantage of the big door busters, filling three carts up with bargains. They were at Kohl's for three hours before they got in line.

"It's just fun...the cart seems to grow and this year we seem to have more carts than normal. I think this is the first and the last store for today, I did buy some things online," said Ansay.

Black Friday is a big day every year. Long lines wrap around stores as people can't wait to get their hands on better deals but some just like to be in the atmosphere.

"It's fun, since I retired this year. It's fun to go out and get amongst all the people," said Diane Fox.

Fox used to work in retail, this is her first time shopping on a Black Friday in 35 years.

"It's fun shopping around and getting mixed in with the people," she said.

She stuffed her bags with things for her family.

"Kids clothes, and probably clothes for my daughter, son in law, if I can find them," said Fox.

Even with the frenzy, she says it's not hard to navigate.

"I just enjoy shopping here...Since I had worked in the children's department all those years, it's easy enough to find and I know kind of what I'm looking for," she said.