DDA to surprise diners with free meal with ‘Wednesdays in Wixom’ initiative.

The holiday season may be over, but elves from the Wixom Downtown Development Authority are keeping the magic of the season going a little longer.

Through their Wednesdays in Wixom program, which kicked off today, unsuspecting diners at any of the nine main restaurants in downtown Wixom may be surprised with a free meal as part of the initiative.

Wixom Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board and committee members are armed with free meals and will be hitting the streets every Wednesday in January and February before the program concludes on February 23.

Here’s how it works: a different restaurant is chosen each week and patrons are selected at random. Every Wednesday, a DDA board member will show up to the predetermined restaurant of the week and surprise winners with a card stating that their dinner has been paid for by the Wixom DDA.

“It feels really good to give back, not only to our restaurants in this way, but also to the community,” Wixom DDA Executive Director Laura Cloutier said. “This is something very little that the DDA does to say thank you to our community for their ongoing support of downtown Wixom, and especially our restaurants and cafes and bars. It makes the magic of the holiday season last a little bit longer. We get to be those holiday elves for a little bit longer and just spread a little joy and happiness, and say thank you to the people that are supporting our downtown.”

Now in its fourth year, the Wednesdays in Wixom program was started as a way to give… read the full article here.