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Breakfast With Secret Santa

One of the highlights of my Christmas activities this year was breakfast with Santa. My friend Jenny had an extra ticket for the second breakfast session and called me that morning to invite me to come along with her and her son Shaden to the community center in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

The Frances Steube Community Center was all decked out for the arrival of Santa. Holiday decorations included a Christmas tree and Santa's Toy Box. Volunteers for the occasion were merrily dressed too, most wearing flashing head gear of antlers and such.

Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa would go to the Canal Winchester Human Services Adopt-A-Family program.

Breakfast Is Served

A buffet style breakfast was served which consisted of scrambled eggs, french toast, sausage links, and coffee, milk, or juice for drinks. But of course, Christmas cookies on a platter were also available for the children (and adults) who were waiting not-so-patiently for breakfast to be served.

Once was over, parents began taking pictures of their children by the Christmas tree. But of course, children of all ages lined up in hopes that Saint Nicholas would soon appear. (Myself included!)

Oh yes, I sat upon Santa's knee! And yes, I am a big girl now but I did feel like a kid again while sitting upon Santa's knee.

Secret Santa

Now that I have had a nice and the day has peacefully passed, I wonder... Should I be a bit naughty and disclose who played the role of Santa for Canal Winchester girls and boys?

Image Credit » Breakfast with Santa and Shaden picture is mine.

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markgraham wrote on December 26, 2015, 12:00 PM

The breakfast sounded delicious and glad you had a chance to act like a child for a little while and I do not think you should spoil who played Santa.

RuthCox wrote on December 26, 2015, 12:54 PM

Breakfast was indeed delicious, made more so by my being with Jenny and Shaden. Santa is such a dear and it is not easy to keep a secret, ha!

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 26, 2015, 1:57 PM

Sounds like a lot of fun. I would sit on his lap too

RuthCox wrote on December 26, 2015, 2:13 PM

Breakfast with Santa was loads of fun! Good to know you would sit on Santa's lap too! emoticon :smile:

Rufuszen wrote on December 26, 2015, 3:22 PM

The duties of a Santa are many and varied, but how of them signed up to play with big kids!

BarbRad wrote on December 26, 2015, 4:36 PM

Love the photo. Sounds like you had a memorable Christmas. I'm glad.

MegL wrote on December 26, 2015, 5:30 PM

What might happen if one of the children who was there should happen to read this? OOOOO

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 26, 2015, 7:09 PM

The Breakfast with Santa seems like an event the children would really enjoy and it is wonderful that it also raises money for a great cause.

RuthCox wrote on December 26, 2015, 7:48 PM

Santa's duties are indeed many. I think this particular Santa likes kids of all ages.

AliCanary wrote on December 27, 2015, 1:51 AM

Aww, this sounds like a great event for young and old. I love the picture!

RuthCox wrote on December 27, 2015, 9:37 AM

It has indeed been a holiday season to remember, BarbRad and I'll not forget the many ways the Spirit of Christmas visited me this year.

RuthCox wrote on December 27, 2015, 12:41 PM

Oh, that could be a problem! Although, when my son was young, I taught him that Santa Claus has many "Santa Helpers" when he questioned all the Santas he saw during the season. Hopefully other parents do the same. emoticon :smile:

RuthCox wrote on December 27, 2015, 1:58 PM

Yes, DWDavisRSL , families enjoy breakfast with Santa and then more families receive aid from Human Services/Food Pantry in Canal Winchester. I, too, have found myself in a life place recently where I've needed the food pantry's offerings.

RuthCox wrote on December 27, 2015, 7:32 PM

It truly is a delight for young and old, AliCanary , thank you!

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 27, 2015, 9:48 PM

At church we have the St Vincent de Paul Society which operates a food kitchen. They conduct several fundraisers during the year to keep the pantry stocked. It is hard around here, being one of the 5 poorest cities in America, to keep the shelves in the pantry full, but we do try.

RuthCox wrote on December 30, 2015, 6:45 PM

Yes, our church here just had a cookie sale to raise funds to stock our pantry. It's a sad state of affairs many of the people in our country are in!

CalmGemini wrote on January 3, 2016, 8:25 AM

Nice photo.I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast with Santa. At such a festive occasion, we feel like kids.

RuthCox wrote on January 3, 2016, 9:43 AM

Yes! And anything that allows me to feel like a kid again is a good thing (at my age!)

bestwriter wrote on January 21, 2016, 11:59 PM

I had to wade through all the responses here just to see if you had revealed the secret about who Santa was. You can keep secrete and how. (lol)