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Funeral for the Lubbock Small Businessman Planned for Saturday

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On Saturday, April 18, 2020, the City of Lubbock will be the scene of a strange kind of funeral. In these challenging times for personal and business interests due to COVID-19 and quarantine measures, many people are wondering what will happen from one day to the next. While practicing social distancing and obeying shelter-in-place orders, we’re all working together to support one another and our local business entities, trying to make it through with as little difficulty as possible. However, in doing so, we’ve recognized a few modern-day truths. One is that the American small businessman has it tough. So the “Funeral for the Lubbock Small Businessman” is being held in West Texas.

Funeral for the Lubbock Small Businessman Planned for Saturday

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Organizers of this unique and historical event are planning the opportunity for people to pay their respects to those who are struggling with their small business. As a peaceful protest, the Funeral for the Lubbock Small Businessman is part of an awakening many have experienced. It recognizes that the local individual or family grocer, convenience store, health food business, and mechanic (among others) are finding it difficult to stay afloat in today’s precarious economy.

Funeral for the Lubbock Small Businessman Planned for Saturday

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Recent statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic identify that 286 deaths have resulted in Texas, while 1,176 remain in hospitals. 133K people have been tested for the virus in the state, and 13,827 have tested positive. This event is designed as a peaceful protest of the closures of Lubbock small businesses as a result of the pandemic. Those who would like to participate in this mock funeral procession can do so at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2020, starting next door to Harbor Freight, at 34th and I-27. Further details on the Funeral for the Lubbock Small Businessman can also be found on the event’s Facebook page at the link available here.