December 15, 2011: Christmas Day Meal at the Carleton Tavern.
Christmas Day Meal at the Carleton Tavern
By the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee
Christmas is just more than a month away. Christmas is a very joyous time for many and yet is a very lonely and depressing time for others. A community celebration helps to defeat the loneliness and isolation that Christmas can be.
The Carleton Tavern and the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee are once again working to host the 11th Annual Carleton Christmas Day Meal on December 25, from 11 am to 3 pm. A vegetarian meal is also provided courtesy of Indian Express Food and Sweets. This free meal is served by the many Friends of the Carleton and community volunteers. The days is filled with food, the warmth of companionship, and music provided by Midnight Mike and the Open Stage Revue.
We rely on the generosity of the community to donate the food and gifts so that each person attending has something to take home with them. As you prepare for your own Christmas and if you are interested in donating, these are some of the things we need:
• gift bags ( we’ll take these right away),
• new gifts for adults, especially for men, (ie: warm socks, scarves, mitts, gloves, hats, gift certificates, bus tickets, telephone cards) as well as gifts for women, teens, children and pet food. Please leave gifts unwrapped but we appreciate gift bags. Gifts can be dropped at the Carleton Tavern the week before Christmas.
• donations of turkeys, ham and baked goods for the dinner. Turkeys should be dropped off one week before Christmas Day to allow time to thaw and cook. Baked goods can de dropped off December 23 or 24.
The Carleton Tavern is located at 223 Armstrong St. (at Parkdale). To donate contact: Cheryl or Vance at 613-728-7582 or e-mail email@example.com.