Downtown Ludington will celebrate Small business Saturday tomorrow, with many local businesses offering holiday specials and sales. Todd Reed from Todd and Brad Reed Photography said“What's amazing is that there's always been these traditional sales that were designed to help the big box stores and the malls. With Small Business Saturday, we are most thankful to American Express for stepping up to the plate and on a national level creating a recognition day for all of us smaller people. We are invested in our communities, we give back to our communities. We need this kind of day and this kind exposure to succeed as businesses. We're just most appreciative of the people who will step out and support us.” Zach Mitchell owner of Mattress Max said “Small business Saturday is a really big thing in Ludington. The personal business owners (and) the small business owners make up a big chunk of this community. A ton of the businesses here in Mason County are locally owned or family owned or individually owned so it makes up a big part of the buying power. I don't leave Mason County very often so all of the dollars that I spend stay here.” Amy Williams from Cops and Donuts said,“The cops are going to bring in Santa with a cop car with lights and sirens at 1 PM and then he's going to sit and talk to all the kids and get all the Christmas wishes. Molly Stark photography is going to be there to take pictures of your kids with Santa. A five dollar donation is being asked for the pictures because picture proceeds and 20% of all of our sales that day will go to Shop to a Cop.” Family festivities with Small Business Saturday will conclude with the lighting of the christmas tree at the James St plaza before the Aglow on the Avenue Holiday parade at 6:00pm.