FREE Thanksgiving Dinners in Running Springs and Crestline

By Susan A. Neufeld

Mountain Communities – Turkey, gravy, potatoes, dressing, cranberry, pies and more are on the menu at the FREE Thanksgiving dinners being served in Running Springs and Crestline.

Here are the community feasts that are being held in the mountain communities.




The Running Springs Area Golden Oaks Senior Citizens invite the community to join their annual Thanksgiving Day dinner party.

The Golden Oaks are hosting the event at the Robert Hootman Senior/Community Center from noon to 3 p.m.

The meal — featuring turkey and all the fixings — is open to the community. Please sign up to attend at the Thrift Store, located at 31944 Hilltop, Running Springs.

The Hootman Center is located at 2929 Running Springs School Road in Running Springs.

To volunteer please contact the Thrift Store.


The  ” The Banquet Table of Life” will once again take place at the San  Moritz Lodge, 24640 San Moritz Way, Crestline. The event is hosted by the Crestline – Lake Gregory Rotary. The dinner is Thursday, November 23rd,  from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and open to all of those in need of a hot traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Senior shut-in deliveries will be made. Many Seniors are unable to attend for various reasons and those identified will be delivered hot meals.

The meal will include- turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry and pie. The meal is FREE to all.

Generous sponsors of the dinner are: Lake-Gregory Recreation Company/San Moritz Lodge, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Lake View Realty, Goodwin’s Market, Mick Hill Enterprises, Styles by Jolayne, Road House Pizza, Supervisor Janice Rutherford, Crestline-Lake Gregory Rotary Members and countless volunteers from the mountain communities.

If you would like to volunteer to help serve dinners, set up, clean up, or deliver meals please contact Gaston Maya , (213) 297-9548 to volunteer.