All is not lost, procrastinators!

If you’ve let your thanksgiving planning go to the very last minute, if you desperately searched around at various spots today for a turkey without having any luck (as we did and reported on earlier!), don’t fret!

There are TWO spots in the Quad-Cities where we found turkeys just a little over an hour ago!

Moline HyVee, at 4200 John Deere Road, had been dry of turkey earlier in the day, but a few new birds must’ve flown in from the back storage because as of 8 p.m. tonight they had a half-dozen turkeys available for purchase. HyVee also had a pretty good array of side dishes like stuffing and potatoes, and plenty of pies, although some items like cranberries, were scarce.

SuperTarget, 5225 Elmore, Davenport, also had a little less than a dozen birds that hadn’t been gobbled up as of around 7:30 tonight. SuperTarget also had plenty of cranberries, was getting low on stuffing, but had plenty of potatoes and other side dishes. There weren’t many pies to be seen, but they had a number of other desserts.

As reported earlier, Thanksgiving turkeys and supplies have been gobbled up quickly off Quad-Cities grocery store shelves, so if you’re still on the hunt for a bird, you might have tough time.

A trek to three area HyVee and two Aldi stores and a Target on the Illinois and Iowa sides of the river found ALL six of them SOLD OUT of turkeys, as of this morning.

As for other supplies, the Aldis in Davenport and Rock Island were also sold out of cranberries, mashed potatoes and some stuffings, although still had gravy and a good supply of vegetables.

The HyVees in Davenport and Milan were likewise out of cranberries, and were getting thin on stuffing, gravy and other side dishes, but still had good supplies of fresh and canned vegetables.

Rock Island HyVee was also bereft of turkey, although they had some cranberries, stuffing, gravy and other sides.

The Target in Moline was pretty well picked clean of most items, although the canned vegetables were hanging tough.

We at hope you all have a fun, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!


Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.