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Posted: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 3:00PM

Ann Arbor Author Wants To "Save Thanksgiving"

It was once a day reserved for family, food and football, and despite a push from some retailers to turn Thanksgiving into a day of sales and shopping, some Michiganders are determined to return the holiday to its roots. Ann Arbor-based author Annie Zirkel is outraged more and more retail chains are moving Black Friday shopping hours a day prior. She's launched a Facebook page called "Save Thanksgiving."


Retailes say they are simply responding to consumer demand for an earlier kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Those wishing to take the no-shopping-on-Thanksgiving promise can visit

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