Giving Thanks for a Low-Cost Thanksgiving

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    If you put away a few extra dinner dollars for Thanksgiving 2010, get ready to go all out.

    The Virginia Farm Bureau says turkey and all the trimmings this Thanksgiving will pretty much cost you the same thing it did last year. A traditional meal for 10 adults will cost $43.39. That includes turkey, stuffing sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberries, peas and pumpkin pie. And it's a mere one cent more expensive than last year's meal.

    "There really isn't any bad news for consumers this Thanksgiving," said Jonah Bowles, a market analyst for the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. "The opportunities for bargain prices are abundant for those who are willing to shop for good deals."

    The bureau says the highest average meal cost in the Commonwealth was in Pound, Va. in Wise County, at $52.36. The lowest was in the city of Bristol at $33.18.


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