Largest turnout ever for free Christmas dinner at T.F. Brown's
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 28, 2010 - 10:08am
More than 320 area residents were served a Christmas Day dinner at T.F. Brown's, making it the largest turn out for the annual free meal in the event's 22-year history, according to an announcement by organizers.
Toys were given to more than 140 children.
The annual event, open to anyone in the community, is hosted by Rick, Ben and Mark Mancuso and Joe Teresi with the support of the Batavia Lion's Club.
The meal is a traditional holiday supper with all of the trimmings.
In past years, two seatings were sufficient to meet the demand, but this year, three seatings were required.
The meal was prepared by the staff of T.F. Brown's.
Also contributing to the event this year were Jeffrey “the breadman” Condidorio; Kathy Pettinella of Flower City Produce; US Food Service; Sysco and Jocobstein.