Christmas Day dinner to be held at Middlebury Commons
MIDDLEBURY — For the 16th year running, a group of local families will host a Christmas Day dinner for area residents. The event has become a tradition for many in the Middlebury area with scores of guests each year. The meal will be served regardless of the weather conditions.
The dinner will be held at 4 p.m.in the dining area of the Middlebury Commons, across from the Memorial Sports Center on Buttolph Drive. All are welcome for a free turkey dinner and holiday fellowship. The dinner is free, but organizers ask that people bring a smile to share.
This Christmas Day dinner was started by Betsy Gleason and Dottie Neuberger in 2000, and many have joined in organizing the event since then. Donations have come from many individuals and businesses.
Although it is not required, organizers said it would be helpful if anyone who plans to attend would call beforehand. “It helps with the planning and, if needed, we can arrange transportation,” Neuberger said.
To RSVP, call Diana Cotter at 385-1902, Neuberger at 388-7613 or Pat Chase at 382-9325.