Chamber News

A Note Of Gratitude

Annual Christmas Benefit Turkey Dinner 2016

November 6, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to support and enjoy the Annual Christmas Benefit Turkey Dinner hosted by the St James Restaurant. It was a blessed time of fellowship, food and fundraising for those in our area who are in need during the holiday season. What a generous and caring community we live in!

A special thank you to everyone who brought this event to reality, whether you volunteered, donated delicious food, shared about the event, enjoyed the meal or something else. (My apologies if I have missed anyone!)

Special Thank Yous: Todd Carteaux and the St. James Restaurant, LaOtto Meats, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla Calvary Methodist Church, St. Mary’s Church, Dawn Kelly, Bill Ley, Presence Sacred Heart Home, Stanz Foodservice, Fort Wayne Party Store, Gordon Food Service, The “HAWK” 95.5 FM / AM 1140 WAWK and KPC News.

Proceeds go to Avilla Christmas Charities (If you want to know more about this group, please see our Facebook page in the “Notes” section or visit our website and read about it in our “Blog” area). – Kevin Kelly, Chamber of Avilla President and a Director of Restore Avilla


On November 16, 2016, St. James Restaurant reported that $4680.95 was raised for Avilla Christmas Charities.