It was a day filled with celebration and remembrance for parents Doug and Kelly Allen on the anniversary of their son’s death at Mission Ridge.
Dean Allen, a Chelan High School senior, died in a ski accident at Mission Ridge on Jan. 23, 2015. The Allens received overwhelming support from the community and asked for donations for a scholarship fund in Dean’s name.
As donations continued, the Allen’s organized and hosted a Ski-A-Thon on Jan. 23, 2016 to help raise money for a scholarship—the Dean Allen Shine On Scholarship Fund.
The event included a ski course, snowman making contest, and a pickle hunt. They also sold brews and pickles throughout the day, with all proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund.