Governor John Bel Edwards is celebrating Thanksgiving at the governor’s mansion, but he did not invite anyone over. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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According to WalletHub Black Friday discounts are down 8-percent this year but there are some bargains out there, Brooke Thorington tells us where to find them
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The SPCA has a few tips for those who plan to give thanks to that special pet in their lives today with a few scraps of turkey and a spoonful of mash potatoes.
Louisiana SPCA spokesperson Alicia Vial (V-Al) says the traditional Thanksgiving spread is surprisingly safe for pets, but only if it is served to them plain with no additives or seasoning.
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For turkey Vial recommends removing any bones or excess fat. Also good to go is cranberry sauce, but in limited quantities depending on the sugar content.
Vial says the biggest threat to your pets on Thanksgiving is booze. She says even a small quantity of hard liquor can kill a small animal.
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You may indulge in overstuffing yourself today but Vial advises pet owners to compensate any under the table treats with reduced portions at dinner time.
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While Governor John Bel Edwards asks residents to limit Thanksgiving dinner to immediate household only, due to a third surge with the pandemic, dinner at the mansion will be much different this year. Edwards says in the past he’s invited his six siblings, their spouses along with their children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving to the Governor’s Mansion.
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Edwards says he will break bread this year at the mansion with his wife Donna and son that attends LSU, and forgo a large dinner this year.
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Edwards says despite the rough year that the state has experienced he still plans to give thanks for the blessings that have been bestowed upon him.
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With a vaccine for COVID expected to be available to a majority of residents by mid-2021 Edwards hopes this time next year we can all gather together with family and friends and celebrate.
Louisianans say thanks today, although polls show most Americans will be doing so only with those in their household.
Senator John Kennedy says he will be celebrating the holiday only with his immediate family. He acknowledges it has been a tough year so far.
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Kennedy says he’s thankful that the pandemic could be coming to a close in the coming months.
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Many families are keeping it low key today with the virus raging across the country. Kennedy is no different.
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Black Friday is tomorrow and according to WalletHub the deals that you typically see aren’t as discounted for 2020. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales says discounts in the past averaged 40-percent off, but this Black Friday the average savings are 32-percent, but there are some bargains to be found.
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Gonzales says nearly 11-percent of items at major retailers will be more expensive on Black Friday than their current Amazon.com prices.
According to WalletHub’s 2020 Coronavirus and Holiday Shopping Survey, Gonzales says the pandemic is forcing many to forgo exchanging gifts this year.
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Gonzales says if you are on a tight budget this year the best option might be a gift card, some of the more popular ones for 2020 are Starbucks, Target, and Fandango.
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According to WalletHub the average Black Friday discount on Amazon is 27-percent, whereas other major retailers, such as JCPenney, Macy’s, and Khol’s are offering an average discount of 52-percent.