Community reception held in Westport to celebrate holidays

Several religious congregations in Westport came together Friday for a community reception to celebrate the holidays. Volunteers at the Westport Community Reception say the luncheon

Volunteers at the Westport Community Reception say the luncheon at the Saugatuck Congregational Church has been a tradition for more than two decades.

Volunteers at the Westport Community Reception say the luncheon at the Saugatuck Congregational Church has been a tradition for more than two decades. (12/25/15)

WESTPORT - Several religious congregations in Westport came together Friday for a community reception to celebrate the holidays.

Volunteers at the Westport Community Reception say the luncheon at the Saugatuck Congregational Church has been a tradition for more than two decades. They say it's a way to stamp out loneliness on the holiday, regardless of faith.

Organizers say having churches and a temple co-sponsor the event also promotes connection in the community.

People who attended the event got to enjoy a light lunch and Christmas music.

Organizers say the event is hosted annually on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The free event was open to the public.

 

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