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Alameda’s Special Holiday Spirit – Part I

By Janet Levaux
Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at 10:06 am in Uncategorized.

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Many thanks to Pappo Restaurant for hosting its third-annual Community Soup Kitchen on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Central Avenue location.

About 60 guests came to the eatery for soup, conversation and more. Most were Alameda residents, according to staff.

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Pappo’s chef and owner John Thiel said about 30 volunteers helped with the event, including foreign-exchange students visiting the area from Germany and other countries. Many of his friends and family members, some from Michigan and Florida, for instance, also helped serve food.

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Pappo staff and other community members donated sweaters, scarves, hats and other items for a holiday gift shop at the restaurant.

Thanks again for sharing warm meals, warm clothing and other warmth, Pappo!

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