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December 10, 2015: CT Christmas Day Dinner; 15 years and going strong.

December 10, 2015: Carleton Tavern Christmas Day Dinner;
15 years and going strong.

By Hintonburg Economic Development Committee.

“We need donations of turkey, ham, tortière and home baked goodies.”

On Dec. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong at Parkdale will host its 15th Annual Free Christmas Day Dinner.

For 15 years the owners of the Carleton Tavern, have thrown open their doors to provide a free Christmas Day meal to those who are alone at Christmas. By partnering with local community groups, they have turned what could be a very sad and lonely day, into a day of music, good food and fellowship. Each year, hundreds of people benefit from the generosity of unmet neighbours and friends, many of whom make it a part of their own celebrations to volunteer as servers, drivers, performers, and more.

Last year 650 meals were served at the tavern, another 100 meals delivered to those who could not come, and about 250 take-out meals were served. At the end of the day all food remaining was distributed to local rooming houses and the family shelter.

We need the community’s help to be able to provide this day. We need donations of turkey, ham, tortiere and home baked goodies. Turkeys should be dropped off to the Carleton 10 days before Christmas to allow time to thaw and cook the amount we need. Baking can be dropped off December 23 to 25.

We also need gifts of new, unused items (especially for men): gloves, hats, scarves, personal care items. We appreciate gift cards: Giant Tiger, coffee cards, certificates for food (Hintonburger, Pizza Pizza), phone cards, and movie passes. We need gifts for women, children, youth and also for pets.

Always welcome are donations of gift bags, gently used and new.

For information contact Cheryl 613-728-7582 or carletonxmasdinner@hotmail.ca or hedc@sympatico.ca .

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