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Buffalo Wild Wings to Host Christmas Day Event for Camp Fire Evacuees

By Raj Prashad

More than a month since the Camp Fire produced the most deadly and destructive fire in California’s history, families and businesses in the Butte County area have worked together to rebuild their community.

In the aftermath of the devastation, Oscar Saona, general manager of Buffalo Wild Wings in Chico, California, has continued working diligently with fellow volunteers to ensure families are taken care of throughout the holidays.

Back in November, Oscar, team members from Buffalo Wild Wings and other volunteers helped to host a Thanksgiving Day dinner for hundreds of displaced Californians. Now, the restaurant is opening its doors yet again, this time on Christmas Day for another remarkable event.

“We’re part of the fabric of this community, and we want everyone to know we’re here to support them,” said Oscar.

“For these kids, after going through such a traumatic event, we really wanted to do something special for them.”

The event will include gifts for every child, hot cocoa, coffee and cider along with appetizers, Christmas movies on each television and a special visit from Santa Claus.

The afternoon will be divided into three sessions, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to accommodate as many families as possible.

“After the Camp Fire, when I was driving to work, all I saw was scorched fields all around us. Now, the fields are turning green.


To me, this is a new beginning for our community. And there’s not a better way to start that new beginning as we approach 2019 than with a holiday event for the children in our area.” Oscar Saona, General Manager, Buffalo Wild Wings

The Chico Buffalo Wild Wings is currently taking reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. To make a reservation, please call 530-592-3251 and ask for Oscar.

Proof of residency is required.