Turkey Day potluck in Snowmass back on the table
No Thanksgiving in Snowmass Village is complete without the Community Potluck Dinner.
Dedicated to the late John Bemis, who found a new home for the event when it outgrew the Snowmass Chapel, the dinner is a true community event for the village. Open to all and held at a time when many seasonal residents are back in town, the dinner drew as many as 400 attendees last year.
“Here in Snowmass Village, despite differing views and opinions on a whole host of challenges, when it is all said and done, the community pulls together in powerful ways when someone is hurting or going through a crisis,” said the Rev. Robert de Wetter, who annually leads a nondenominational invocation at the dinner. “Over the years I have been here, I have come to believe that the Potluck is an important anchor point for the community. It grounds us and hopefully reminds us all of the immense blessings of life.”
Sponsored by Snowmass Rotary, Snowmass Chapel, the town and the Westin, the dinner is at 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Westin Snowmass Conference Center. As in years past, the hotel will prepare turkey, ham and stuffing, and guests are asked to bring dishes of eight servings to share.
Last year, organizers asked guests to bring different types of dishes based on last name, which worked well at ensuring that the meal had enough of everything, said Caroline Gibson, of the Snowmass Chapel. Last names from A to H are asked to bring dessert; I to P, salad; and Q to Z, side dishes.
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There also will be a contest for the best dish in each category. Alpine Bank has donated prize money so that each winner will take home $100.
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