Free Christmas dinner served December 25 in Taylor

The “True Meaning of Christmas” is alive and well in the City of Taylor, where a group of volunteers will serve a complimentary Christmas dinner to anyone, whether alone, less fortunate or hungry – and their guests.

The eighth annual True Meaning of Christmas dinner will be served free of charge from Noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day, December 25, at the William Ford Senior Activity Center. The center is located at 6750 Troy, just north of Ecorse Road and west of Telegraph Road.

This year, the meal will include turkey, ham, white and sweet potatoes, gravy, corn, salad, beverages, desserts and all the trimmings.

The dinner is organized by the Domski family, which years ago chose to end its annual gift exchange and put the money toward a meal for anyone to enjoy.

In addition, the Taylor Police Department has donated dozens of turkeys and hams.

Last year’s Christmas meal drew an estimated 200 diners and plenty of volunteers.

Local organizations and churches are urged to spread the word about the free Christmas Day meal to their members and associates.

“We welcome everyone who is interested in joining us,” said Larry Domski, a Taylor Building Department employee and the chief of the volunteer Taylor Auxiliary Police. “We have heard from a number of wonderful volunteers who have agreed to share part of their Christmas Day to be with us. No one will go hungry on Christmas.”

Those who cannot arrange transportation to the Ford Center can call for a free ride in advance or on the day of the event. The telephone number is (313) 291-7740.