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Early Black Friday Shopping Brings Sisters Together

The doors of JC Penny and Sears, at East Hills Mall opened early on Thanksgiving night. People were patiently waiting for the clock to strike 8.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It was the countdown early Black Friday shoppers eagerly waited to hear.

But before 8 p.m., they were in line, singing Christmas carols making time go by faster.

That's something a pair of sisters said made their wait a little easier.

Wendi Cambron, and her sister, are no strangers to Black Friday.

They have shopped together for the past 15 years.

This year, they went into J.C. Penny, at East Hills Mall, with one thing on their minds: a vacuum cleaner.

Cambron is a St. Joseph resident, but her sister traveled from a small town in Iowa.

Although they are hours apart, distance has never stopped them from getting together.

"It's the only time that it's just her and I. Usually we have kids with us, or husbands. We're just out and about. We plan on this for months," said Wendi Cambron.

J.C. Penny was their third stop of the night.

During last year's shopping festivities, they collected different pins, from J.C. Penny, for being some of the first people in line.

They decided to match this year and wear them to make their night that much more fun.

"We just have a blast," said Cambron.

They said Black Friday shopping is their time to bond, relax, and meet other people, and they would use one word to sum up their night.

"Awesome," said Cambron.
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