Santa is always a favourite
After telling Santa what she wished for Christmas, Karly Drew was joined by her brother Brendan Drew on Santa’s lap during Breakfast with Santa held on Dec. 7 at the Chesterville Legion. Thompson Goddard photo

Student volunteers Giota Sarsaroudi and Nicole Blaser help Callie Shane and her mom Stephanie Shane with their Christmas’ crafts. Christmas craft tables were organized by Christine Schuler and enjoyed by all who participated. Thompson Goddard photo

CHESTERVILLE – A much-beloved local holiday tradition, the Breakfast with Santa held on Dec. 7 at the Chesterville Legion and organized by the Rotary Club of Chesterville was once again a resounding success. The full-course breakfast included a selection of breakfast meats, eggs, home fries, juice and coffee as well as the opportunity to visit with friends and enjoy the sense of wonder that only Santa can bring.

During the event, Christ Church United in Chesterville had a bake table with a wide selection of delicious home baking, the Chesterville & District Lions Club had Christmas cakes and Christmas cookies for sale and the local fire department had a table with information and gadgets available.

Ruth Gilroy and Christine Cross Barkley organized the event, which seems to be growing larger each year. Gilroy expressed her amazement at the turnout, with some estimating several hundred people enjoyed this seasonal tradition throughout the morning.

Gilroy thanked Christine Schuler for organizing the craft tables, the student volunteers and the Rotary Club members who worked together to make the Breakfast with Santa successful. She gave a special thank you to Santa and his elves as well as Chesterville’s Ace Hardware, Greg’s Quality Meats of Winchester and Mike Dean’s Super Food Store in Chesterville for their donations to the event.