ARDOISE, N.S. – Mrs. Claus took a break from the busy season at the North Pole to visit the Ardoise Community Hall on Nov. 19 to host a pancake breakfast.
She said she was honoured to bring the spirit of Christmas to the community.
“It’s always great to see all of the little kids,” Mrs. Claus said. “We’ve seen some of the kids when they were teeny tiny, and watch them grow year after year.”
Taylor and Morgan Snair, two of the elves, said they really enjoyed their roles as helpers for Mrs. Claus.
“It’s amazing,” Taylor said. “The kids are the best part, they’re so excited to see us. It’s so awesome to give out candy canes, because I get to eat some later.”
Susan Wright, an organizer with the Ardoise Community Hall, said the pancake breakfast has been an annual tradition for several years.
“Ardoise hall is like a lot of the halls in the community that are struggling to have people come in and support them,” Wright said. “We have a great base of people who travel from all over, not just in Ardoise, and we put on a lot of things for the kids, because the its really important to get the kids into the community halls.”
All of the funds raised through the breakfast goes towards maintenance of the hall.
There will be a potluck dinner and tree lighting on Dec. 2, 2017 at the hall and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance.
Wright said they’re also getting ready to celebrate the hall’s 40th anniversary in 2018.