Spending Thanksgiving in Skyway: Tips for a Safe & Festive Celebration

  Community Interest

By Devin Chicras

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has made it clear that we should limit our Thanksgiving gatherings to only members of our household. So how do Skyway-West Hill neighbors make the most of our celebrations and stay safe this week? Read on!

King County Fire District #20 Fire Chief Eric Hicks asks for your help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Get a free turkey to cook at home

Get your FREE turkey on Tuesday, November 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. across the street from Skyway Library at 12643 Renton Avenue South.

First come, first served – limited quantities available. Car pick-up is preferred and strict social distancing guidelines are in place.

Sponsored by Renton Innovation Zone Partnership, Renton School District, New Birth Center for Community Inclusion, and The Silent Task Force.

Alajawan's Hands Thanksgiving place settings

Bring home a free Thanksgiving meal

Everyone’s invited to the Alajawan’s Hands Foundation’s family-style, free Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26, noon to 2 p.m. at Talley High School.

Due to current health and safety restrictions, this year’s event is drive-through only. Drive by to pick up a Thanksgiving dinner for your family complete with turkey, dressing vegetables, and more.

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Ayanna Brown at (425) 213-0127, or [email protected]

Organize a virtual Thanksgiving party on Zoom

On November 26, Zoom is removing its 40-minute limit so you can video chat with your friends and family as long as you want.

Here are ten tips for creating a successful virtual Thanksgiving event on Zoom – including tech tips, activity ideas, and even virtual games to play.

Turn boredom into creativity!

A little extra time on your hands because you didn’t have to travel or host a big Thanksgiving feast? Our 2020 Holiday Lights Contest is accepting submissions from unincorporated 98178 homes and businesses until December 21, so get your household together and come up with a game plan – you could win up to $150.00 in local gift card prizes!

Not into decorating? You can still enjoy others’ work! We’ll be releasing an interactive map with all of the submissions by December 22. Be sure to watch our website or Facebook for updates.


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