Posted: Dec 25, 2009 2:19 PM by News First 5
Hundreds of people turned out for the annual "Miracle on Tejon Street" dinner.
Old Chicago trades in pizzas for a more traditional holiday menu that includes ham, turkey and the fix-ins and loads of desserts. Of course, a holiday party isn't complete without gifts. Adults receive warm clothing and gift cards and kids get toys, coats, books and gift cards. Everyone has a chance to visit with Santa.
"Probably the best feeling about it is seeing the volunteers from the community and also from our staff members with the Old Chicago restaurants, volunteering, giving their time and trying to ensure that some people a little less fortunate are having a great day," said Jim Paulson, Director of Miracle on Tejon St.
They serve about 500 people in need. Old Chicago partners with Pikes Peak Community Action, a local non-profit, for the event that's happened for the past five years.