All governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and this will affect solid waste collection.
In New Albany, both the usual Thursday and Friday routes will be collected Wednesday, Nov. 25, due to the two-day office closing.
In the county outside the city, only one day will be affected even though offices will close two days.
The usual Thursday route will be collected Wednesday instead. The Friday route will be picked up as usual.
Many businesses will close for Thanksgiving Day but be open for so-called Black Friday shopping. Although some shoppers go out of town for Black Friday deals, New Albany Main Street is sponsoring Shop the Block here Friday.
Also, the following day is officially Small Business Saturday, urging Christmas shoppers to buy as much as they can locally. That’s because local merchants are the ones who contribute to school and civic events and local taxes help fund improvements to the community.
A part of sales revenue from Shop the Block will be contributed to Helping Hands of Union County. More than 20 businesses are participating and a list is on the New Albany Main Street web site.