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S’mass Town Briefs: November food drive; Thanksgiving community potluck

Plates are filled during Snowmass' annual John Bemis Thanksgiving community potluck in 2018 at the Westin.
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November LIFT-UP food drive

For the month ++of November, the town of Snowmass Village and LIFT-UP, a local area nonprofit dedicated to helping people survive hardship, are collaborating to host a food drive for families in need, according to a town news release.

Donations can be dropped off at Snowmass Town Hall, Snowmass Recreation Center, Snowmass Housing Office or the Snowmass Transportation Office.

The news release stated that canned stews and chili are the featured food items for November, but that dried foods (like beans, nuts, rice, pasta, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, cereal), canned foods (like tuna, chicken, fruit, veggies) and other items (like jellies, peanut butter, sugar, flour and even grocery gift cards) also are accepted.

For more information, contact 970-922-2272.

John Bemis community potluck Thanksgiving, Nov. 24

On Nov. 24, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Westin Snowmass Conference Center will host the annual John Bemis Community Potluck Dinner, according to a town news release.

As tradition holds, the dinner’s turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and stuffing will be provided, but attendees are asked to prepare side dishes dependent on the letter their last name begins with:

• A through H: Bring a salad

• I through P: Bring a side dish

• Q through Z: Bring a dessert

Potluck dishes will be submitted into “Best in Category” competitions, with the winners taking home $50 if dropped off to the conference center by 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 24, the town news release stated. If locals do not wish to be entered in the contest, they can just add their dish to the buffet line.

The potluck Thanksgiving welcome and blessing will begin at 6:15 p.m., and the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m.

Community sponsors include Snowmass Village Rotary, Snowmass Chapel, town of Snowmass Village, Westin Snowmass, Alpine Bank, East West Partners, Romero Group and Eastwood Investments.