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Nov 21, 2012 11:30 PM by Steven Albritton

Thanksgiving Eve Has Shoppers for Multiple Holidays

For most people, last minute preparation for Thanksgiving was the only thing on Wednesday's agenda.

"I'm always late doing last minute shopping. And I have to go back home and do all my baking right now," Faye Waters of Breaux Bridge said.

She made the trip to get the final few things she needs for her family. Tomorrow she'll have 30 people over to enjoy turkey and all the fixins'.

"So I'll be up all night long baking and cooking for tomorrow," she said.

As lines from grocery stores remained steady throughout the evening. A line at Best Buy in Lafayette was slowly starting to form.

"It's fun. You meet interesting people from all over," Michael Boudreaux said.

Boudreaux and some of his family, already guaranteed themselves one of the best spots in line. They showed up at 11 a.m. Wednesday for Best Buy's midnight Black Friday opening.

"Some of us will take a break and then go get something to eat and then come back and bring us all. We have a family member that comes and brings us stuff. We get what we're after, we get what we need or what we are looking for," he said.

They don't mind spending their Thanksgiving Day waiting for the sale. But no matter in a parking lot or with family at the grocery store, celebrating and being with family is still the priority.

"It's just part of the beginning of the season. That's all it is. The beginning of the holiday season," Boudreaux said.

"We celebrate and do our blessing and this year we have a new member of my family, I have a grandson. So we'll sit down and bless our food, eat a lot, and tell stories of the past. And thankful for everyone being together and safe," Waters said.

Best Buy won't be open again until midnight Thursday going into Friday. If you did forget something for Thanksgiving dinner, most grocery stores will be open on an adjusted schedule.



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