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Published November 25, 2009, 10:06 PM

Buying That Thanksgiving Meal

It's the day before Thanksgiving and many are still filling shopping carts in preparation for tomorrow's big meal.

By: Christine Boggy, WDAZ

It's the day before Thanksgiving and many are still filling shopping carts in preparation for tomorrow's big meal.

The isles were full and the lines were long as people took advantage of this final shopping day before Thanksgiving.

With only one day until Thanksgiving, shopping carts were filling up as people roamed through the isles looking to add those finishing touches.

Bryan Halvorson/Super One Store Manager: "Cool whip, the pumpkin pie, yams, cranberries."

But not everyone was adding to what they had already bought, some were just beginning their shopping.

Kim Cremers/Shopper: "This is pretty much my first day, we did get a turkey from a friend of mine, just a wild turkey."

Selling at only thirty-eight cents per pound, Super One store manager Bryan Halvorson says turkey sales are up this year.

Halvorson: "A lot of people are actually probably buying one or two ya know so they have one extra for after Thanksgiving."

Many stores such as Super One put in their orders for turkeys nearly six months in advance, going off of totals from previous years, but not everyone is focused on serving turkey for their Thanksgiving feast.

Halvorson: "Besides turkey for Thanksgiving they'll do turkey and a ham or turkey and a roast."

While some put in hours of preparation, others are lucky enough to avoid the extra work and are left with simpler tasks.

Jeremiah Fuglseth/Shopper: I'm going to make dinner rolls and I'm going to go over my friends house and he's making the turkey.

But Thanksgiving isn't all about the food, it's about tradition.

Cremers: We have a lot of fun playing board games.

Fuglseth: We always have Thanksgivings where it's people that aren't going to their families.

Super One, Hugo's and Wal-Mart will all be open tomorrow if you discover you need that last minute ingredient.

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