“It was fantastic. We had a full house. It was our largest crowd ever,” says 108 Lions Club President Donna White about the Santa Breakfast in the 108.
There were 91 children in attendance, who ate for free if they’re 12 and under, she says.
Children were also able to get pictures taken for free with Santa, says White.
“That’s all paid for by the Lions.”
Girl Guides helped by painting faces and doing an art project while 108 Firemen did helium balloons, says White.
“Then we had Santa and Mrs. Claus giving out candy bags and then as they left we had Lions that were giving out a plush toy.”
The money from the adult breakfasts, of which they had about 90, covers the cost of the event and goes back into community projects, says White.
“People came up and said thank you for the breakfast. Some of them were new and they were surprised there was no cost for the pictures. Yeah, we had lots of good feedback.”
Safeway, Save-On-Foods, the 108 Supermarket and the Lac la Hache bakery all provided things to go into children’s candy bags, according to White, who says it was packed.
“If it keeps growing like this, next year we may have to do shifts.”
Santa and Mrs. Claus were brought to the hall by a 108 firetruck, according to White.
“Everything just works out so well when we have community help … it’s just a good get together for the community.”