Steamboat Springs Green beans and yams are on the menu Nov. 23 when the Steamboat Springs United Way and Lift-Up food bank host the traditional free community Thanksgiving dinner.
That is, they will be on the menu provided enough willing cooks volunteer to bring their side dishes to the Community Center.
Turkeys and stuffing have already been provided, United Way Director Millie Beall said, but she and organizers Pat Zabel and Claire Taylor of Oak Creek are looking for people willing to prepare side dishes and deliver them to the community center in time for the big feast.
In addition to vegetables, Beall said, the traditional cranberry relish, and of course, pies, would be welcomed. She promises you'll feel good about it.
"I'm hearing from people who just want to do something for others," Beall said. "And one woman said, 'My airplane tickets fell through, I can't go home for Thanksgiving, and I don't want to be alone. So, I want to work at the dinner.'"
The dinner will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, and everyone is welcome.
People willing to prepare a dish will be asked to deliver it to the community center either the night before, from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, or at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Beall recommends a disposable foil serving dish.
For more information, she can be reached at 879-5605.