Annual Christmas Eve dinner ensures everyone has turkey with all the trimmings

On Christmas Eve (2018), more than 200 people enjoyed a turkey dinner at Living Hope Church at Maple Square Mall in Port Elgin.


                            (L) Pier Donnini oversees the volunteers

Through the generosity and hard work of volunteers, friends and family of the Queen’s Bar & Grill in Port Elgin, Living Hope Centre and the community, approximately 200 or more people had the opportunity to spend Christmas eve enjoying a scrumptious Christmas dinner complete with all the trimmings.

In addition, according to the Queen’s owner, Pier Donnini, ‘The numbers this year are unbelievable. We also delivered 400 take-out meals to Saugeen First Nation and another to 150 in Port Elgin, more than triple that of last year. ”  

    Volunteers are kept busy dishing out

Each year, the numbers both for Maple Square sit-down dinners and take-outs increase and volunteers are kept busy.

Pier Donnini, founder of the event, said that he wants ensure that everyone at least has the opportunity to enjoy a full Christmas dinner and, each year, the event continues to grow.