Christmas magic was what Fr. Peter's Community "free" Dinner was. A meal fit for a queen or king. The happy recipients enjoyed some of the best glazed, baked ham that was ever had, along with rice pilaf, assorted vegetables, cranberry gel and rolls. The minestrone soup was outstanding, far exceeding the best of restaurants. And, you were invited!
The Christmas tree stood alone glimmering with colored lights, while little treats on each place setting added to their delight. Centerpieces of Christmas trees, red and green, decorated with jingle bells, contrasted with the white, round table covers. The meal was served with ease, amongst the chatter of the happy group who were satiated by the home-made extravaganza. Everyone, upon entrance, received a chance to win a gift certificate of $25., which added to the magic of the evening.
Various assorted desserts, including angel food cake with fruit cocktail and whip, topped off the meal with a warm cup of coffee. This definitely is where Christmas was, Romanian Hall, where happy workers co mixed with the group in what was considered to be by many, a very successful endeavor, enjoyed by everyone in attendance.
So sorry if you missed it, perhaps, next time. Where else can you be greeted, seated, served and share in the community that says, "you are special to us, we care about you just the way you are, and appreciate your company." Come and see, feel the magic! The Christmas magic, of course.