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Midnight Madness draws shopping crowds to downtown Emporia

Thursday night's Midnight Madness shopping session had Commercial Street packed. Most businesses along Commercial were open from 8 to midnight, seeing the crux of their business right at the beginning of the event.

Kelly Maxfield runs Maxout Entertainment, a local photo booth and DJ business. He had his photo booth set up in Studio 11 all night, and says business is good.

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Most stores offered anywhere from 10 to 25 percent off everything they sold. Studio 11 had coupons inside Christmas ornaments, and customers could smash those ornaments with a hammer to get the coupons.

The Emporia Farmer's Market was also set up in their winter location. Bob Karr had a selection of apples from his orchard. He says this is the first year that the Farmer's Market has participated in Midnight Madness, and it seemed to go well.

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