By ROBERT PIERCE
• Daily Leader
Black Friday was last week, officially initiating the holiday shopping season, and this weekend, some Liberal merchants will give shoppers a chance to see – and buy – some of the new items for this year.
The Liberal Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual Citywide Holiday Open House this Saturday, and Chamber director Rozelle Webb said many businesses throughout the community will be participating.
The Chamber has had the Holiday Open House for years. It originally started with floral businesses in town, and later, it grew to include more merchants. Webb said with the growth and the change in the types of merchandise sold, when the open house takes place varies from year to year.
“We’ve had holiday open houses in Liberal for years, but sometimes it’s November, sometimes it’s December,” she said.
In the summer, the Chamber hosts Bazaar Days for those wanting discounts on items. Webb said this is not the purpose of the open house, however.
“It’s more like showing what’s new for Christmas and what’s new for the holidays,” she said. “There might be some sales, but it’s not like Bazaar Days. It’s new merchandise.”
This year’s Holiday Open House will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at businesses throughout the community.