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Vale’s Starlite sets table for its annual Christmas meals

VALE – Starlite Café Manager Ray Hage said people traveling on Christmas Day who stop to get a bite to eat are always surprised.

“You should see the look on their faces. They go to pay and I say ‘It’s free.’ They just stare and say ‘No one does that now,’” said Hage.

The free Christmas breakfast and dinner at the Starlite Café in Vale has become a local holiday staple.

It is one of many area holiday events in the coming days.

This year the restaurant is offering a breakfast of either biscuits and gravy or pancakes. At the dinner, which kicks off at noon and goes to 2 p.m., the Starlite will offer a free sirloin roast or ham spread.

“It is more of a potluck but we bring in the main staples,” said . . .