Raft Guide Dinners


THIS YEAR'S 2020 RAFT GUIDE DINNER SEASON WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS.  WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE DINNERS AGAIN NEXT SUMMER IN 2021!

If you would like to know more about our Raft Guide Dinners, please read the info about last year's dinner season.  It is a wonderful time to connect with the raft guides who come to our valley each year to be of service on the river! 

2019 Raft Guide Dinners begin on Wednesday, June 5th!!!

During the summer, hundreds of people come to the Upper Arkansas Valley to work in the white water rafting industry.

Salida United Methodist Church is committed to forming relationships with the raft guides who are part of our community. At the heart of these relationships are free dinners that the church provides for raft guides.

The dinners are held each Wednesday night at the church building during June and July in the summer. The food gets going around 7:00pm, and guides are welcome to come before hand, around 5:30pm, to make use of the church showers. 

The dinners are about more than food. Games, music, and entertaining conversation take place before and after dinner.

Vegetarian options are available at each dinner.

You can watch a video here on YouTube about the raft guide dinner

2019 Dinner Menu Themes
(Vegetarian Options Always Available)
June 5:    Tex-Mex Dinner
June 12:   Breakfast for Dinner
June 19:   Chicken Dinner
June 26:   Italian Dinner
July 3:       Pizza Night
July 10:     Mac 'N Cheese & Meatball Dinner
July 17:     Soups & Salads
July 24:     Thanksgiving in July
July 31:      Everything Night - Good Old Methodist Potluck  (last dinner of the season)