The holiday shopping season is off to an official start in Wyoming, with Black Friday sales now taking place almost the entire weekend.
The deals started Thursday night, with big stores like Target and Walmart opening their doors at 6 pm on Thanksgiving. Wyoming shoppers were ready. Jake Pappas works for the Target in Cheyenne. He says it took about 20 minutes to get everyone who was in line inside, and that was just the beginning.
"We stayed open all night Thursday going into Friday, so it was pretty dead between midnight and 5am, but around 5 or 5:30 it started to pick up. And we’ve got pretty much all of our check lanes open now and getting back up calls up there left and right, so it’s getting busy," says Pappas.
Some Black Friday Sales will continue into Saturday, and Pappas says of the roughly 125 people who work at the Cheyenne Target almost all of them were scheduled to work sometime this weekend.