Breakfast with Santa
Our annual Breakfast with St. Nick event was held from 9:30-12:30 on December 17, 2022. This was the first time the event was held in our new Parrish Center and we broke the attendance record by hosting a total of 164 people which included 72 children. All guests checked in at the registration table in the lobby where the children were given coloring books and crayons and everyone enjoyed a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast. The children were entertained by the festive sounds played by our live DJ John Finnegan and the Arts & Crafts table was a big hit as the children all got involved making decorative Christmas ornaments and bracelets.
Starting at 11:00 the anticipation for the arrival of Jolly ‘ol St. Nick was starting to build. All the children gathered around the Christmas tree and joined in songs performed by the youth choir. Then, right in the middle of singing Santa Claus is coming to town, you could start to hear bells jingling and reindeer prancing getting closer and louder. Yes…it was Santa Claus himself who entered the hall to loud cheers, clapping and ear to ear smiles on every child’s face.
Santa took his place front and center and talked with the children about the meaning of Christmas and the importance to be kind and well behaved throughout the year. Because all the children were on Santa’s NICE LIST, he invited all the families to join him at his chair to take pictures and all the children received a special gift.