Steve Duprey modeled his Concord Community Holiday Dinner after Louie Smirnioudis’s annual Thanksgiving feast.
Smirnioudis, the late owner of the Windmill Restaurant, opened his doors for years to those in need on turkey day. And Duprey thought that same group of people would be looking for a hot meal on Christmas.
“I admired what he did on Thanksgiving,” said Duprey.
With the Friendly Kitchen closed on Christmas, Duprey put together the inaugural free dinner five years ago at the Grappone Conference Center, and the attendance showed there was a need.
“This gives them a day off,” said…