Friends rallying to ailing restaurant owner's side to help her collect donations to feed the hungry this Christmas.
Once again Sandi and Eddie of Big Pappa’s Gyros will restore the spirit of Christmas local families in need with their third annual Christmas dinner to feed the hungry. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. For the past three years, the couple has footed most of the costs to provide turkey dinners with all the trimmings to hundreds of local families facing financial difficulties. It has been a tough year health-wise for Sandi Digangi, who has been undergoing cancer treatments. Even though friends are advising Sandi to take it easy this Christmas, she insists on feeding the hungry with help of her life partner, Eddie Memishi, and her three children, Anthony, 17, Michaline, 14, and Nicolette, 11. Like Big Pappa'…
In a true example of the Christmas spirit, the Oak Lawn restaurant will once again be looking out for those in need.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Joan Hadac
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Stepping into Big Pappa’s Gyros in Oak Lawn is like stepping into a little bit of Christmas, with delectable smells in the background. The Christmas wonderland features Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, dreamy icicle lights and presents under a brightly lit Christmas tree back in the corner. The presents aren’t there for owners and partners Sandi Digangi and Eddie Memishi or their family members. The gifts will go to children who could use a little Christmas this year. Keeping up with their tradition once again, Sandi and Eddie also will be serving the needy and the hungry on Christmas Day. A full dinner will be served to the homeless, unemployed, senior citizens and anyone else finding themselves alone and hungry on Christmas Day…