Milly’s Tavern hosts 10th annual Bash to Benefit New Horizons of Manchester

MANCHESTER – According to the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness, there are 2,438 people who are homeless in New Hampshire. This number prompted Peter Telge, owner of Milly’s Tavern, to help tackle this growing number. For 19 years, he has served Christmas breakfast at the Tavern, and holds an annual Holiday Party with all benefits going to New Horizons.

In 1993, Telge began the tradition of feeding the homeless on Christmas morning. About nine years ago, they began to collect clothing to give out during the breakfast. Ten years ago, they began a holiday party where donations, clothing and perishable food items were collected and distributed Christmas morning. The group is seeking people who can help with silent auction items, donations, clothing, nonperishable food or ticket sales.

The 10th annual holiday party, hosted by Peter and Christine Telge, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Milly’s Tavern, at 500 Commercial St, Manchester. The cost is $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door with all proceeds going to New Horizons. Tickets can be purchased at Milly’s Tavern or New Horizons. There will be light fare served with live music and a silent auction to help raise money for New Horizons. Clothing or food donations will be collected at Milly’s Tavern through Christmas Eve. Donations will be accepted anytime, but they hope to present them with a check on Christmas morning. Consider donating cash, a silent auction item, food and/or clothing. New Horizons is a 501c3 organization.