Sisters-in-law Amy Moore of Bridge City (left) and Christine Moore of Orange (right) take a break from shopping at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005.
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Mauriceville residents Johnny Martin (right) and his sister Christina Holt, 12, (left) take a break from shopping at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont on Black Friday. Martin broke both of his legs when he fell from a tree while trying to recover from Hurricane Rita.
Kaylard LeBouef (left) and Leah LeBouef (right) take a break from shopping at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. "Black Friday" is the shopping day following Thanksgiving. For many retailers, it marks the day a business begins operating at a profit for the year (i.e. black ink).
Beaumont's Black Friday was somber following the expenses involved with hurricanes Katrina and Rita. By the afternoon shopper fatigue was obvious and some shoppers were still empty handed. However, some recovery workers are expecting their best holiday ever after logging many overtime hours.