It’s a Wheeling Holiday tradition almost a quarter century old, and it’s also something that’s rare.
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church on Wheeling Island holds a Christmas dinner that is actually held on Christmas Day. They started this 24 years ago and it gets bigger and bigger each year.
They open their doors to people of all ages and incomes. The only requirement, a hearty appetite.
“Santa will be here for the children. If you’re lonesome or if you’re hungry please come out. We will be here. And the doors will open at 10 am for coffee and doughnuts. Santa will be here at 11:15. Dinner is from noon until 3. Come join us,” said Judy Rebich of St. Luke’s.
They are serving a traditional ham dinner with green beans, potatoes, pierogies and pumpkin pie. 7News reporter D.K. Wright is one of the cooks for the dinner. The church will also hold a healthy food giveaway the day after Christmas.