Spread holiday cheer and volunteer
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas just about everywhere you go in Garfield County. Bright lights illuminate the Grand Avenue bridge over the Colorado River in downtown Glenwood Springs. On Friday, Santa will visit and light the Community Christmas Tree, located at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Shortly thereafter, the spectacular lights at the Hotel Colorado will be ablaze. And this is just the beginning.
In the next month or so, there are holiday craft fairs, bazaars, bake sales, caroling, parades, auctions, theater, tree lightings and more. Squeezed in between these festive activities are our own family, social and business engagements. Oh, and shopping.
While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, it is also one of the busiest. Spare time is precious. Nevertheless, we encourage you to mark a day and time on your calendar for the community.
Dozens of local organizations, church groups, clubs and other entities can use your help. LIFT-UP is reportedly inundated with requests for food this year. There are many free Thanksgiving dinners to be served.
The Mid Valley Church of Carbondale and Dairy Kreme have partnered with a group of volunteers to serve a free Thanksgiving dinner at the Dairy Kreme in Glenwood from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer drivers will deliver hot meals to residents at several local care facilities and those who may be homebound.
The list is endless and the need real. Please check your holiday calendar twice.
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