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Donations Needed for Christmas Dinner

Jeff Garretson - December 17, 2015 11:50 am

Chef Bill Fekas joined in on the KSAL Morning News Thursday

Chef Bill Fekas joined in on the KSAL Morning News Thursday

Chef Bill Fekas grew up in Athens, Greece – but loves Christmas in America.

Fekas stopped by the KSAL Morning News with a look at the upcoming 33rd Annual Fekas Family Christmas Dinner.

“Growing up we ate so many delicious things wrapped in grape leaves and sauce, like a delicious lemon sauce,” he said.

Now the cook who loves to share his Christmas with thousands of Salinans is asking for help.

Fekas told listeners on Thursday morning that cash donations have dropped off dramatically this year.

“We really do need help this year because I have had some major donors cut their giving by half,” Fekas said.

“I would appreciate so much, a gift in any amount to help with the cost of the meal.”

The annual gathering has grown from serving about 30 people in 1982 – to over 4,400 in 2014.

Those who want to send a check, mail it to : Bill Fekas Family Christmas Dinner, PO Box 2173 Salina Kansas 67401. Or call 785-827-6262.

The Bill Fekas Family Christmas Dinner is at the 4-H Building in Salina on Christmas Day from11am to 2pm.

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