Santa to arrive in grand style at Cedar Community Hall pancake breakfast

Santa swaps his reindeer for a crew of volunteer firefighters in lead-up to Cedar's Christmas Pancake Breakfast with Santa.

When Santa Claus comes to the Christmas Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Cedar Community Hall this Saturday, he’ll make a pretty grand entrance.

The North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department brings Santa to the annual breakfast presented by the North Oyster and Area Historical Society (NOAHS) every year, and horse bells always announce his arrival.

The NOAHS is presenting its 15th annual Christmas Breakfast with Santa this Saturday (Nov. 24) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cedar Community Hall.

“It’s to give something to our children, a fun day for our kids primarily,” said Irene Hawthornthwaite of the NOAHS.

Breakfast is $5 for adults and $2 for children. There will be door prizes for children who are younger than 12, as well as a Christmas raffle.

Family fun for everyone is the theme for the morning, as there will be hands-on activities for the whole family, including pictures with Santa by Chris Bush, face and nail painting, tattoos, cookie decorating, the Wheel of Surprise, a creative crafts table and entertainment by the Mount Arrowsmith Shrine clowns, Farmer Vicki and Daisy the Cow from Island Farms, and Jumping Jiminy from Jumping Jiminy’s Playland and Café.

The NOAHS asks anyone attending Saturday’s breakfast to help share the Christmas spirit by donating a non-perishable food item to the society’s food hamper by donating an item for a needy baby, such as diapers, bottles, sleepers, bedding, formula and receiving blankets.The NOAHS brings all the food it collects to the Salvation Army, while it delivers the baby items to Haven House.

“There are so many babies who go there, and they do need assistance,” said Hawthornthwaite. “Every year, we have quite a big box that goes to them, as well as to the Salvation Army.

For more information, call Irene at 250-245-2559 or Sue at 250-245-3358.

 

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