Thanksgiving meals offered in Craig

Thanksgiving Day activities

What: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab Thanksgiving dinner

When: Noon Thursday

Cost: Free; donations welcomed

Where: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eight Drive.

• Residents' families are invited to attend.

• RSVP required by noon Wednesday.

• For information, call 826-4100 and ask for Mary Gillingham.

What: Thanksgiving mass

When: 9 a.m. Thursday

Where: St. Michael Catholic Church,

678 School St.

For information, call 824-5330.

What: Thanksgiving potluck

When: Noon Thursday

Where: Faith Lutheran Church, 580 Green St.

• Thanksgiving evening service scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

• For information, call 824-3043.

What: Thanksgiving dinner

When: Noon Thursday

Where: Sunset Meadows I and II, 633 Ledford St. and 595 Ledford St, respectively

Cost: Free

• For information, call Love INC of the Yampa Valley at 826-4400.

What: Thanksgiving Potluck

When: 1 p.m. Thursday

Where: Yampa Valley Baptist Church, 3900 E. Victory Way

• Meat will be provided; attendants should bring a salad or dessert to share.

• For information, call 826-0984.

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

• El Ranchero, 337 W. Victory Way

• Paradise Grill, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13

- Dinner menu in place of regular one served from noon to 4 p.m.

• Village Inn, 1003 W. Victory Way

- Restaurant open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Turkey and ham dinners served in addition to regular menu

Thanksgiving meals delivered

Love INC of the Yampa Valley and area churches will provide free Thanksgiving dinners Thursday to people who qualify. To learn more about receiving a free dinner, call Love INC at 826-4400 by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

For those who prefer not to cook - and those who prefer not to do the dishes - there are plenty of other places in Craig to get a full meal this Thanksgiving.

Area churches, organizations and restaurants are planning to provide holiday dinners to residents and visitors.

Several area churches and Love INC of the Yampa Valley, a nonprofit organization, are teaming up to provide Thanksgiving dinners to residents of Sunset Meadows I and II, a pair of senior citizen apartment complexes, and their families at noon Thursday.

"We are serving a family-style meal to residents who don't have anyplace to go or chose not to go to family this year," said Patricia Jones, Love INC of the Yampa Valley executive director.

The group also will deliver meals to two area boarding houses and other people who qualify. People who want to learn more about Thanksgiving meal delivery should call Love INC at 826-4400 by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Drive also will host a Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thursday for residents and their families. The dinner is free, but donations are welcomed. Residents' relatives who wish to attend should RSVP no later than noon Wednesday.

Several area churches also are hosting Thanksgiving activities this year, including Faith Lutheran Church, 580 Green St.

For people who want to get a jump on celebrating the holiday, a Thanksgiving evening service takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. A holiday meal takes place at noon Thursday in Faith Lutheran's fellowship hall, a building next to the church. The event isn't solely for church members.

"Sometimes we have even (some) visitors drop in," said the Rev. John Turner, Faith Lutheran pastor, adding that last year, the potluck drew in a few new faces.

Yampa Valley Baptist Church, 3900 E. Victory Way, will host a potluck at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Meat will be provided, but attendants are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share.

Thanksgiving Day church activities aren't limited to meals. St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St., is scheduled to host a Thanksgiving Mass at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Some local restaurants also will be open for business Thursday, including El Ranchero, 337 W. Victory Way, and Paradise Grill, located inside Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The latter establishment will serve a special menu in place of its regular one from noon to 4 p.m. Entrees include steak, prime rib, roast turkey and pasta. Appetizers, salads and desserts also will be provided.

Village Inn, 1103 W. Victory Way, will serve turkey and ham Thanksgiving dinners in addition to its regular menu Thursday until 2 p.m. The restaurant opens at 5:30 a.m. Thanksgiving.

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