Stringfellow joins hoards of shoppers looking for suits and the hats to match. But looking good and celebrating the holiday aren't always free. Some people spend lots of money on suits, baskets and other goods that don't relate to the real reason behind Easter.
Pastor Willie Mabry said, "I think it has its place but the commercialization of it is unfair and unfortunate."
Reverend Willie Mabry says his church may be empty on good Friday, but he expects a standing room only crowd Sunday---when all will be dressed in their Easter best.
Mabry said, "We think its good they would observe Easter in such a special way, but we would like to encourage our members not to go overboard, don't exceed financial means just to have attire. Easter is to celebrate the resurrection of our lord and savior."
Store owner, Pat Costanza, says shoppers aren't just spending money in vain, they simply want to put their best foot forward during a special time with their families.
Owner Pat Costanza said, "Its usually a family affair, that's why people get so excited and they buy new outfits for Easter."
Stringfellow says he understands the true meaning of Easter and that's why he doesn't mind paying to looking his best.
Stringfellow said, "Due to fact that we are celebrating the resurrection of Christ, you kind of want to look you good while celebrating too."