Vaughn Derderian, the owner of the Anchor Bar on Fort Street in downtown Detroit is fond of traditions, particularly the annual Most Holy Trinity Christmas party. His father Leo, the founder of the Anchor Bar, who passed away in 1994, started it 54 years ago.
Once again this year, the Most Holy Trinity Christmas party will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Corktown to give 500 Detroit kids some holiday joy.
Kids will get food, a visit from Santa, a toy, a coat and a blanket.
“We need more people to write a check to help this keep going every year," Derderian tells WDIV's Shawn Ley. "When you write a check, you get on the parish mailing list. We need to keep that mailing list going, so each year we can ask those who gave a little the year before to give a little this year, too,” Derderian said.
"Trust me, it makes you feel good to help keep this tradition alive, to help make a child’s Christmas each year," Derderian says.
To make the Christmas party happen for the 500 kids, $35,000 is needed every year. To donate, send a check to:
Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
1050 Porter St.
Detroit, MI 48226-2405