In Brief |

In Brief

People in South Routt who didn’t want to drive to Steamboat Springs for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by LIFT-UP and Routt County United Way had a second option Thursday.

Ken and Tilitha Allen of Oak Creek offered a Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3 p.m. at the Oak Creek Community Center.

When the Allens learned their three grown children would not be able to make it home for Thanksgiving, they decided to organize a community dinner.

Ken Allen said the turnout was not as big as he would have liked, but it still offered a good start to a tradition he and his wife would like to continue. Before and after the dinner, Allen said he and other volunteers delivered meals to residents at the senior citizen center in Oak Creek.

Now he and his wife are looking for places to donate the leftovers. “We have quite a bit left, and we’re not quite sure what to do with it,” Allen said.

When people began hearing of their efforts, a few donations of money and food, as well as volunteers, came forward, Tilitha Allen said.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User