Aspen schools enjoy a local Thanksgiving meal

Michael McLaughlin
The Aspen Times

The Aspen Elementary and Middle Schools will celebrate Thanksgiving on Wednesday with a traditional meal made from local products.

Chef Tenille Folk has 40 Colorado Natural 20-pound turkeys ready to roast for grades K through 8. The mashed potatoes will come from Glenwood Springs, the stuffing will be provided by the Maroon Creek Club, and the apple crisp and honey yogurt uses Paonia apples.

Homemade pumpkin pies, made with local pumpkins, will be on sale. A 9-inch pie costs $20.

The kindergarten class begins eating at 11 a.m., with grades one through four being served every half-hour. The middle-school servings begin at 11:50 a.m. for the seventh- and eighth-graders. The fifth- and sixth-graders’ service begins at 12:15 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to come join their children and share a special meal together.

Students and staff cost $4.50; parent’s cost is $10.