Kelly’s Kitchen to host annual Christmas dinner
WINSTED — Kelly’s Kitchen, located on 438 Main St., will host its third annual Christmas dinner on Sunday, Dec. 25, from noon to 2 p.m.The restaurant will offer a free holiday meal to anyone in need and will be delivering holiday meals to residents by request.“Basically, we wanted to volunteer our time at the local soup kitchen, but we found out that it’s closed on Christmas,” restaurant co-owner Kelly McCarthy said. “Christmas is the day where those in need really need the soup kitchen to be open. Because of the soup kitchen’s closing, Bob [McCarthy, Kelly’s husband and co-owner of Kelly’s Kitchen] and I said, ‘Hey, we have a restaurant. We can be open and feed people on Christmas Day.’ ”Kelly McCarthy said that last year the restaurant served more than 150 residents.“We had a very big crowd last year and we’ll probably have more this year,” she said.The restaurant is looking for volunteers to help out during the event.McCarthy added that she is also looking for donations, both monetary and canned goods, to help with preparing the Christmas meals.For more information, call the restaurant at 860-738-9828.