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black fridayAs shoppers stormed superstores across the nation at midnight Friday to reap the benefits of post-Thanksgiving sales, one Maine family had another agenda, one imbued with a touch of holiday spirit. Joining the crowd at Target superstore in Bangor, the family of four dodged shopping carts to hand out chocolates to the many employees who would be aiding shoppers through the wee hours of morning. “It’s kind of been the funnest thing,” said Karen Childs, mother of the family. “Just the look on their faces and the smiles. They’re going to be here all morning.” Karen Childs first experienced the exciting atmosphere of Black Friday at Target last year when she spotted shoppers lined up outside the store while driving home and decided to check it out. This year, a friend suggested she pass out candy. Soon enough, her family was on board. “It’s a lot of fun,” said her 13-year-old son Aiden, who took a break from handing out peppermint patties to pick out waffles and bacon with his 15-year-old brother, Nick.  (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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