Shoppers Prepare for 4th of July Holiday

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

COLLEGE STATION With Independence Day less than 24 hours away, 4th of July favorites are flying off the shelves in College Station.

"We're going to barbecue pork ribs and corn on the cob. I'm buying watermelon and beer," said Linda Guinasso, College Station resident.

"We're buying potatoes for potato salad..." said Sally Olson, Bryan resident.

Beth Bienski says she is celebrating most of the holiday at home with family. Then they're going to watch the fireworks at the George Bush Library.

"Yep we're excited!," said Bienski.

That's one thing a lot of people at the grocery store have in common - most people were filling up their carts with food to share with family.

According to an American Farm Bureau Federation survey, the cost of feeding a family this 4th of July is about $60. That includes enough hamburgers and hot dogs for ten people.

The American Farm Bureau Federation expects the price to go up next year, which is one reason why some people may opt to have smaller Independence Day get togethers in the future.

"I'm going to turn out all the lights, and watch the 4th of July fireworks in Houston on my big screen TV," said Guinasso.

Whether people sing the Star Spangled Banner - or eat star spangled cookies this Fourth of July - shoppers at HEB in College Station are ready to get their patriotic parties started.

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