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Some Las Vegans planning smaller Thanksgiving celebrations

Posted at 7:23 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 22:27:20-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Lots of residents took advantage this weekend to buy their groceries for this Thanksgiving Day and be ready for all the cooking and eating they will do with their loved ones.

However, for many of them, this will be a different celebration.

COVID-19 restrictions have many scaling back their celebration this year since some of the recommendations include no traveling and small gatherings recommended.

At a local Sprouts Farmers Market, KTNV observed that most shoppers didn’t have their carts full.

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One of them was Shannon Hauser, who moved to Las Vegas during the summer. She will have a small celebration with her family like most of her neighbors and she won’t have turkey this year, but will be baking a lot.

"I am making kind of a veggie stir fry, so, I got some broccoli, onion, you squeeze some lemon over it, so just stuff like that so you have the healthy and then the dessert with the cupcakes and cakes and everything. Some of my neighbors are going for turkey, others aren't, but either way I haven't heard any complaints about the stores being out of stock or what not, it seems like everybody has what they need for this Thanksgiving, “ shared Hauser.

Michael Gillet has a bakery and today he got things for both his business and his home.

“I have a lot of pies to make like pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and blueberry pie, so, for me is the perfect situation, like I can get all things I need to make from scratch and that’s awesome and, in regard for the dinner Thanksgiving, we usually get turkey, green beans casserole, “ said Gillet.

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He also bought lots of vegetables to make several salads for his Thanksgiving feast before he leaves town for a weekend getaway.

Some local families are struggling to get all the groceries they need for their Thanksgiving meal. Local groups and entities have been giving away some groceries to help those in need since during this week. To check if this will continue next week, check our website for updates.