Saying thanks with a free turkey dinner



Helen Haywood is looking to spread some Christmas cheer.

The owner of Helen’s Hideway in downtown Petrolia is offering a free meal Tues. Dec. 17 to show her customers she appreciates their business. She’s also opening up the free turkey buffet to those who may not be able to afford a Christmas dinner this year or who will be eating alone.

“I’ve done this in the past,” says Haywood. “It’s to show my customers I appreciate them and maybe to give a Christmas dinner to someone who may not get one…You would be surprised how many people that would be.”

Supper will be held in the restaurant on the 17th with seating’s at 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. She’s encouraging people to call ahead to insure a seat.

Haywood will also be accepting canned goods which will be donated to area food banks. She adds her staff is volunteering for the event.