End of the Season Shopping at the Mall 

With just a few shopping days left until Christmas the Bangor Mall is a pretty popular place these days.As the days wind down towards Christmas folks continue to pack the Bangor Mall in search of those last minute items to make their Christmas special. “I think it’s been pretty busy and everybody seems happier than usual and I think the lights are nice,” Said Nancy Strayer, who works in guest services at the Bangor Mall “It’s really been a nice season.”Some of the shoppers here have already been at it for a few weeks now. “We don’t consider this last minute yet but it’s going well,” Said Glenburn resident Susan Russell. “We have bunches of grandchildren we want to make sure we get enough. You always find something different and new if you keep going out.”Other folks here are more of the last minute shoppers. “Yeah I just started on Saturday but hopefully I can finish up today,” Said Marissa Carr, from Holden. “Actually I haven’t but I am going to get it done on Monday,” Said Strayer.The shoppers here are even willing to share their strategies on what to do for that person on your list who’s impossible to shop for. “Definitely gift cards, I like to make baskets and fill them up with goodies, everybody seems to like that,” Said Ms. Carr. “Some people are harder to shop buy for that’s for sure,” Said Susan Russell of Glenburn. “I think sometimes when you’re out and about you think that will be creative you know and if they don’t like it then what do you do?” But there’s little argument over who’s the easiest people on your list to shop for. “The kids,” Said Russell. “They’re just the easiest you can get the most things. When they’re real young especially, once they get teenaged they get to be a little bit more of a challenge.” “That’s the special part of it because they believe in Santa Claus and I really think that’s the most special part of Christmas is the children,” Said Strayer. “A baby doll and DS games,” Said 6-year-old Trista Allen. “MP3 Player,” Said Logan Ferrar. “A bunch of expensive things, a lot of clothes, a radio, an Ipod touch, a Nintendo DS,” Said Julia Zavalata.