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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for November 28

Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 28, 2016

1. Many people will be looking over their shoulder as they shop online while they work for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday is a great way to find the best deals for the kids’ holiday wish lists without leaving the house too.

Shoppers already broke records with Black Friday sales, and Monday’s online savings extravaganza could keep the trend going.

Amazon plans to roll out more than 75,000 sales. While electronics tend to be big sellers, Amazon says so far this holiday season the most-watched deal has been the mermaid tail blanket.

2. Looking for a great way to burn off those holiday calories while doing some good for our armed forces?

Wahmhoff Farms in Gobles is looking for volunteers to help them to load up Christmas trees to ship to our men and women in uniform. They plan to load up more than 600 Christmas trees as part of the annual Trees for Troops event.

This year, the trees will go to Fort Benning, Georgia.

Volunteers should plan on arriving at the farm on M40 around 9:45 a.m. They’ll start loading trees at 10 a.m.

3. There’s a new product called the Tree Dazzler, claiming to make the process of stringing lights on Christmas trees easier and less painful.

The Tree Dazzler is a curtain of lights that hangs vertically over the tree. All you have to do is place the large circular plastic ring with the hanging strands right on top of the tree and they fall right down.

If you need more bulbs, stack another ring on top of the first to cover more surface area. They say you can be down in three minutes and you’ll never have to deal with tangles ever again.

4. Here’s a chance for the kids to make gifts to put under the tree.

Now through the month of December, the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is hosting a special event called Make It, Take It, Give It. Kids will be able to come in and make different kinds of gifts for their loved ones.

From tomorrow until Saturday, they can make calendars. After that, there will be sessions to make ornaments, books, and more.

This event will run Wednesday through Saturday, and it’s covered with museum admission.

5. An avid Cubs fan and chef from Rockford, Illinois used his artistic skills to relive the World Series by building a gingerbread replica of Wrigley Field.

The structure weighs more than 400 pounds and it’s all edible, except for the players who are made out of Legos.

The seats are made out of crackers, while the scoreboard is edible paper and the windows are made of gelatin.

The gingerbread stadium took more than 70 hours to create.