The best way to spread holiday cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. And that’s exactly what happened at Dublin Village Tavern this week leading up to Christmas.
Jane Fox, Mayor of Dublin, shared a story with us that we just can’t help to share with all of you. It’s a story about what we think is the true meaning of the holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, or another winter celebration – that there is always light in the darkness and through generosity we can make that light shine brighter for all.
Tuesday evening my husband and I went to the Dublin Tavern for dinner. Sitting at the table behind me were two young girls – Sady and Harper – with their moms, playing a game of truth or dare. Their dare was to sing a Christmas carol to a table of people. They chose us and another table.
As they sang Jingle Bells to us, they recognized me from a class presentation I gave earlier this year at Bailey Elementary. Since the table before us gave them $20 as a tip for their caroling, they asked me what they should do with it. I suggested they donate it to the Dublin Food Pantry.
They loved the idea and proceeded to sing at most of the tables that evening – collecting $145.00! We talked about how many of the kids and families in the Dublin schools use the pantry and they left that evening beaming that they could collect and give such a large amount of money just by singing and sharing their holiday spirit with the customers.
I have to say the Tavern was filled with Christmas spirit Tuesday night as all the patrons were smiling as they sang.
If you gather together this holiday season, sharing good food and memories, remember to help amplify the light for others through your generosity. Your gifts will make it possible for others to experience these same moments that create a lifetime of memories. Join us, along with Sady and Harper, and so many others, to help #FeedDublin.