People are spending money on chocolate, colorful flowers and of course the main course for the Easter. Area businesses are busy with customers buying the traditional trimmings.
the economy may get a boost from peeps, chocolate bunnies and candy-filled easter baskets. the national retail federation says consumers are expected to spend as much as 119-dollars a person on holiday items. that’s up two dollars from last year. the gain would be the first increase in easter holiday spending in three years. experts say easter spending typically ranks fourth — after christmas, valentine’s day and mother’s day. more than just chocolate, people will be spending money on colorful flowers and of course the main course for the day. area businesses are busy with customers buying the traditional easter trimmings. tonight we take a closer look. < people stood in line at maplewood meats on good friday to pick up sunday’s dinner. jackie1 i’m pretty much in charge most of the time, so this year we thought we’d do easter ham. providing the traditional meal means the local meat m