Black Friday shopping starts bright and early

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)- Icy roads did not stop North Platte folks from flooding Menards at 6 a.m this morning. As early as 5 the line began as everyone waited for the doors to open for Black Friday. Many were in search for large items like power tools, fishing kayaks, and gun safes. but there was something for everyone there.

Black Friday shoppers flood Menards at 6 am. (SOURCE: Kaylie Crowe KNOP-TV)

Mike Bussard, Menard's General Manager, says people come in fast, but are respectful and as organized as they can be.

"We just appreciate the people of North Platte, the patronage they've given us over the years. They treat us really well here and some of these deals are a good way to say thank you. We just appreciate all the help they give us here," said Bussard.

Every area was covered in people browsing the store. There were not only large items people were there for. There was also house ware, Christmas presents, and more.

Mike takes pride in the fact that they are not open on Thanksgiving and are family focused. They worked long hours the day before Thanksgiving to make sure everything was prepared for Black Friday. While many are shopping for the deals, folks say it is something fun to do.

Kim Johnson, a local shopper says her family participates in Black Friday every year.

"Just that, we all get together and have fun. Sometimes you get good buys but we do it just to have fun," said Johnson.

People left stores with carts filled high and a holiday excitement.