DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.
Tessie was the drag name of Perry Spink, a local performer/bartender familiar with the people and character of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District in the ’60s and ’70s. Legend has it that on Thanksgiving in 1974, he received several turkeys and was inspired to cook and serve them to the local Tenderloin residents. Though Tessie died in 1984, the meals continued. The name “Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners” was created, and the meals became a holiday tradition on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Bridgemen are honored once again to partake in this holiday tradition and will be assisting with serving dinner on Easter Sunday. The dinners serve an average of one thousand people each holiday – the elderly, disabled, homeless, low income, and anybody who has no family or a place to go.
Please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one. If you don’t yet have a Bridgemen T-shirt, please tell Alex your T-shirt size BEFORE 5 PM, 04/19/19, so that I know to bring one for you. Please note that supply is limited, and your size may no longer be available.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]