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Santa on the menu at Kentville Lions’ Club breakfast event

KENTVILLE, NS – Good food and good company were served up Dec. 9 at the Kentville Lions Club’s Santa Breakfast.

Kids, parents, grandparents and friends gathered to enjoy a breakfast buffet and the Christmas season.

Servers Geof Turner, John Lohr and Debbie Pleasant-Joseph kept the line moving, dishing out food for all who attended, while the kitchen crew, which included Wally and Sylvia Hopper, Mark Clarke and several others, kept the food coming.

“This is a great event to volunteer for,” said Pleasant-Joseph.

While everyone ate, Santa sat on a chair between a Christmas tree and a table boasting a big box of clementines, ready to talk to anyone about what they want for Christmas.

Kevin Fitzgerald, 3, took his turn sitting on Santa’s lap, orange in hand, and told Santa in a very serious voice that he wanted presents and cowboys.

Evie Gillis, nearly two, also went to see Santa, but was too young to recognize him, said mom Ronee Gillis. Evie was joined by friend Avery Farris and his dad Richard Farris.

“This is our first year coming to this. I think maybe she’ll be a little less afraid of him next year, when she recognizes him,” she said.

“This is a really great way to kick off Christmas,” said Sandy Daniels, Avery’s grandmother, adding her grandson told Santa he wanted a race car for Christmas.

Percy and Carolyn Henshaw attended the breakfast event with their grandkids Brady Rhynard, 11, and younger sister Katrina, 8. Katrina said she was really excited to have seen Santa Claus, and Brady said his favourite breakfast item was the bacon.

“We try to come to this event every year since we like to support the Lions,” said Carolyn Henshaw.

Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the club and its charitable efforts.

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