Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Webster City merchants are giving holiday shoppers an earlier opportunity to check off some of the gifts on Christmas lists.
Wacky Wednesday, a Webster City Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event, will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 14 area businesses.
"This is a great event to everyone in the spirit to shop locally," said Carrie Fitzgerald, Webster City Chamber executive director. "It's great to have local residents and those from surrounding areas take advantage of this event."
Mike Wiemann of Critter Nation sets up a display of glow fish tanks which will be available for Wacky Wednesday shoppers. Merchants all over Webster City will offer specials and discounts for holiday shoppers.
Businesses taking part in the promotion are Stony Creek Landscapes, R Company Boutique, Classic Carpet and Interiors, Gilbert Jewelers, Godfather's Pizza, Heart N Home, Lamperts, Webster City True Value, Osweiler's, Critter Nation, Second Street Emporium, Grid Iron Grill and Sports Lounge, Gingerbread House and Verizon Wireless. Participating businesses are offering shoppers a chance to get some of their shopping done before Thanksgiving and most will have special promotions for Wacky Wednesday.
"This is a great night out and a wonderful chance to save some money and see what our local stores have to offer," Fitzgerald said.