Free Christmas Dinner on tap in Bristol this Sunday
BRISTOL — Bristol’s annual Christmas Dinner and Festival has become an anticipated tradition in the community over the past 32 years. The 33rd annual celebration is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Inn at Baldwin Creek and Mary’s Restaurant.
The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until all are served, usually around 2 p.m. The Inn at Baldwin Creek in Bristol provides the meal and dozens of volunteers help coordinate the event. Everyone is invited to come and share in this wonderful celebration.
A free turkey and ham dinner buffet and wonderful local entertainment are the highlights of this annual event. Historically over 200 county residents partake in the festivities. Good cheer and merriment are had by all — from seniors delighted to share the holiday spirit with others, to families with young children appreciative of the bountiful holiday fare.
Local musicians and entertainers share their talents with the guests. One of the most anticipated events is a visit from Santa Claus who always finds time to stop by and visit with the children in the early afternoon.
Free transportation is available and home delivered meals for shut-ins are also offered. Last year volunteers delivered over 95 meals around the county to local residents not able to leave their homes. Requests for transportation or home delivered meals must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18.
For more information or to request transportation or meal delivery, call 802-453-2432.
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