An old Aspen tradition is back |

An old Aspen tradition is back

Aspen Times Staff Report

Hoping to resurrect an age-old Aspen tradition, the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation and the Aspen Valley Hospital volunteers will host a Community Hospital Dinner on April 5 at the Hotel Jerome.

“Everyone’s invited,” said Kris Marsh, the foundation’s executive director. “It’s going to a low-key, old-time Aspen community event – no glitz.”

The last time the hospital threw a community dinner was more than 20 years ago, when wild game was the featured cuisine. And though game will not be offered this time, in keeping with tradition, doctors, nurses, administrative staff and volunteers from Aspen Valley Hospital will serve dessert.

“We’ll be resurrecting this old tradition,” said Jamie Hall, president of the AVH volunteers. “When I’ve mentioned it to people, I’ve jogged so many of their memories, remembering the dinner from way back when.”

Marion Davis, a longtime Aspenite and 35-year volunteer at Aspen hospitals, will be honored at the event for her unrivaled devotion to local health care.

The evening will also feature the music of the Walt Smith Trio, and a sit-down, casual dinner.

Tickets to the dinner are $50, with proceeds benefiting the foundation. For $100, attendees can be patrons to the event. Community members interested in attending should fill out a reservation form found in the local newspapers, or send checks to P.O. Box 1639, Aspen, CO, 81612.

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