Santa Claus (aka Joe Pine) and his elf, Christina Hager, visited the First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine on Saturday, Dec. 2, to share breakfast and Christmas wishes with about 150 guests. The event raised enough money to give $400 each to three Logan County food pantries. (EXAMINER PHOTO | SHARYN KOPF)
Ho, ho, ho and pass the pancakes!
Santa Claus and his favorite elf greeted hungry residents, young and old, at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2. The annual event was again held at First United Methodist Church and hosted by the Nu Beta chapter of the Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority.
This year’s breakfast welcomed 150 guests and raised $1,200. That money will be split evenly between three Logan County food pantries.
“For five dollars, each child gets breakfast, a photo with Santa, a goodie bag and a candy cane,” Mary Ransbottom, a member of Nu Beta, said. “We’ve been busy.”
The festivities also included a raffle of donated items from area businesses. For breakfast, adults could choose pancakes or egg cups to go with sausage, hashbrowns, and donut holes. Each kid received a pancake, sausage, apple slices and a cookie.
Nu Beta is a friendship and philanthropic sorority and, as such, is not associated with a college or university. Breakfast with Santa in Bellefontaine has been a tradition for the sorority for almost 30 years.
The First United Methodist Church opened its doors Saturday morning, Dec. 2, for families to enjoy the Christmas tradition of Breakfast with Santa. The Nu Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma, a friendship and service sorority, has hosted this event for almost 30 years. (EXAMINER PHOTO | SHARYN KOPF)