My parents hosted a Breakfast with Santa for many years, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to carry on this tradition in Early a few years ago. Even more thrilling is that the church came together in amazing fashion to make it far bigger and better event than I ever could have.
Breakfast with Santa is a free event, and kids are encouraged to bring toys to give Santa that are donated to local toy drives. Our goal has always been to provide a winter wonderland experience, full of activity, creativity, laughter...and of course free food. Breakfast with Santa 2012: Mission accomplished.
Early Saturday morning my parents joined us, bringing Mr. and Mrs. Claus with them. Lots of happy kids, families, friends, and strangers all came together and it was so much fun! I was especially thrilled to see a few of the kids I have so missed from my preschool class - they are as beautiful and wonderful as ever, if not more!
We had a great weekend in Early seeing many whose fellowship we have missed. Many blessed us with their hospitality from the offer of places to stay, to serving us home cooked meals, and we enjoyed many wonderful conversations.
Thank you to all who worked hard to make this such a great weekend for the community, and for us! Below is a slideshow of some of the pics from Breakfast with Santa and the weekend.