Thursday, April 24, 2014
Salvation Army soldier Chet Spear plays Christmas music on his trumpet beside a red kettle outside the Augusta Walmart Supercenter.
Some local holiday shoppers were out all night as stores opened at midnight for Black Friday.
Customer Kari Turgeon, left, smells a candle as she is waited on by a pair of Bath & Bodyworks clerks dressed as elves at at 5:47 Friday morning in the Marketplace at Augusta. Alexis Saucier, center, said that she was Hermie the elf, while co-worker Stephanie Smith's nametag read Buddy.
Staff photo by Joe Phelan