The holiday shopping season kicked off with a bang with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday over the weekend. Area businesses are reaping the benefits of the annual kickoff to holiday shopping.
Sheila Yost is the owner of Cottage Rose Gift Shoppe in Taylorville. She says people from out of town helped her business do very well over the weekend.
Yost reminds area residents that there are plenty of places to shop in Taylorville.
Yost says she believes this holiday season may be better than last year after the success of the kickoff to the holiday shopping season.