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Celebrate Christmas, community with Mathers’ holiday dinner

A Christmas dinner is available for everyone starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mathers Club, 420 Yampa Ave.
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A holiday tradition that has lasted for decades continues Christmas Day.

Mathers Club invites all community members to its annual Christmas dinner. The meal is free and begins at 2 p.m. at Mathers, 420 Yampa Ave.

The tradition has been going for more than six decades, beginning in the 1950s with an out-of-town family passing through Craig Christmas Day, unable to find a place to eat. The local watering hole happened to be open to customers, and they came in to try to find some food.

Though unable to aid the weary travelers at the time, the business first offered the meal the following year.

Following the example set by their father Pete, current owners and brothers Tom and Mike Mathers have offered the dinner for more than 40 years.

Mathers will offer a variety of holiday food items, and patrons can also bring a covered dish to contribute, though they will not be turned away if they show up empty-handed.

For more information, call 970-824-9946.

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