Blue Note Bistro opens doors on Christmas Eve, hosting special meal
MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A lot of restaurants usually close on Christmas Eve, but the Blue Note Bistro opened its doors for the first time, for a very special reason.
Julie Delph told Fox 45 that it started with a small idea, hosting disadvantaged families.
"Families that really don't have anywhere else to go," Delph told Fox 45's Shavon Anderson.
The bistro held two seated dinners, at 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm. In total, they served 130 people in a few hours, with help from around 20 volunteers on each shift.
"Just kind of winged it as we went," Delph added.
"A lot of people!" said volunteer Will Kopfeld. "Just kept going on and on. Drinks were going crazy."
"We put this together in one week," said Delph.
Delph said donations from the community helped pull this together. Gordon Food Service stepped in, and Dollar General donated toys for every child. Delph said the group that put this on calls themselves "Angels Among Us," hoping to spread some holiday cheer.
"I just love doing it for the people," Kopfeld said.
"Can't wait to do it again," Delph said.
Delph said she's putting out a challenge to other Miamisburg businesses. She wants them to consider opening their doors next year. Her idea is for disadvantaged families to pick from a few places, on where to spend their holiday meal.