Nick Tahou gives back with annual Christmas party

December 15, 2018 06:25 PM

Saturday was a jolly good day in the home of the garbage plate.

Nick Tahou Hots, a popular restaurant in Rochester hosted it's annual Christmas party for local families.

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It's a tradition more than a decade old that started with a manager using tip money to buy gifts for community kids.

Last year, Nick Tahou's donation jar, which is the money used for the Christmas party every year, was stolen.

Clarence Peacock, who lives around the corner from the restaurant donated $900 worth of change.

This year he and others made another generous donation which included 20 professional basketballs, while one woman made and donated 200 stockings.

"It has been a great feeling for all these years knowing we can help the neighborhood and give back," explained Alex Tahou, the owner of Nick Tahou Hots. "It is not all about taking and we see kids that in the earlier years, when times were good would open their presents here. Now more and more these kids are leaving with the presents still wrapped. What does that tell you? This may be the only Christmas they get."


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