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May 23, 2008
by Jay Polk

Albany --  How are you planning to enjoy the holiday weekend? Many of you will fire up the grill for the first cookout of the season. But that bar-b-que will cost you.

It's that time of the year again... the unofficial start of Summer. And that means that it's time to celebrate the lazy, hazy, crazy days of the season.

And the way that many people in South Georgia do that is to hold a big cookout with all of the usual foods. But with the rising prices at the grocery store this year, we were curious to see whether you'll spend more for your big feast.

"Oh yeah... maybe $40 or $50 higher," says Melvin Self.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average cost for that cart full of groceries is up 5% compared to last year. That's higher than any other commodity that the government tracks, except for transportation costs. And that's keeping some families closer to home this time.

"they have changes because normally it's a bigger family," said Denise Foster of Sylvester.

On our shopping trip, we managed to keep our costs down a bit by buying either items that were on sale or store brands, but with only food items we still managed to spend nearly $70.

But no matter whether you're staying close to home or hitting the roads this weekend, whether you're doing the hosting or just visiting, hopefully it will be a safe one.

Last Memorial Day the average cost for a gallon of gas was only $3.23 nationwide.

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