Final preparations leading up to Thanksgiving

Posted at: 11/22/2012 1:43 PM
Updated at: 11/22/2012 3:04 PM
By: Kumi Tucker

At the Lighthouse Bakery in Schodack, they baked 50 pies in the final hours leading up to Thanksgiving.

“You’re just up the day before, two days before. You’re just making pies, and soaking the apples, and cinnamon brown sugar and everything to get them nice and tasty for the apple pie,” says bakery worker Phyllis Panetta.

Bakery workers described the mood of customers as “cheerful”.

Local liquor stores were also busy. “Right after most people get out of work early. We should see our biggest influx about five or six o’clock,” said Bob DeMeo, running a liquor store in Troy.

At Bella Napoli in Troy (seen in the picture), the line snaked out and around the store. “They were here before 6 a.m.” says Mario Mainella. The bakery made about 2,000 pies over the last day.

“It’s what we do. Every single holiday we come, two days before, altogether,” says Francesca Mainella.

Final preparations were also underway for the Equinox dinner in Albany.

At least 500 people are expected.