Weekend Planner for Wednesday, November 21, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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The holiday that often gets steamrolled by Christmas is upon us. Thanksgiving is Thursday. Families will gather for celebrations, both large and small, to express gratitude and spend meaningful time together. Because it’s easy to get distracted, and even disconnected, in today’s world, there’s something to be said for “counting your blessings.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Trot


For the first time, runners can participate in a turkey trot right here in Wise County. The event, put on by Decatur Town Square, starts with a 1-mile race at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, followed by a 5K at 8:30. Both races will start and finish at the corner of Main and State streets.

Cost is $25, and proceeds benefit Raquel’s Wings for Life, a non-profit agency that flies cancer patients for free to MD Anderson in Houston.

Registration is the day of the event, and T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Black Friday


Thanksgiving and Black Friday seem to go hand in hand these days. Many people have incorporated the kickoff of the holiday shopping season into their turkey day celebrations. They clear the table and begin devising a gameplan to secure big ticket items for rock- bottom prices.

When mapping your spending extravaganza, remember to shop local, too. Decatur has Lucky 7 sales on Black Friday with shops open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., all with different promotions and goodies. Shops in Bridgeport will also have a flurry of deals and special sales.

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