Eau Claire (WQOW) - While many of you starting preparing for the Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, employees at Menards spent the day getting ready for Black Friday.
Crew members unpacked boxes and set up displays, featuring the store's holiday deals on things, like electronics and cooking supplies.
They had to start on Wednesday because, unlike some other stores that kick off Black Friday sales the Thursday before, Menards closes on Thanksgiving.
"Customers have commented to us the past couple of years how they appreciate that our staff has that opportunity to go home and spend time with loved ones,” said Dustin Turk, the general manager at Menards East.
If you plan on shopping at Menards on Friday, managers said staff will be handing out store maps so costumers can easily find the deals they're looking for. The store opens at 6a.m.