Every year at this time everyone gets into the holiday spirit. Especially if you have children.
Children seem to transform the holiday into a magical event. What do they like to do most? Tell Santa what they would like for Christmas.
All Angels Academy last Saturday hosted its 19th “Breakfast with Santa,” one of the most successful fundraising events of the school’s PTO. Breakfast with Santa provided to over 350 guests a delicious breakfast, a visit with Santa and family fun time.
“It was a great day,” said All Angels principal Debra Peacock. “The clouds went away. The sun came out. The breeze was cool. The food was fabulous. And the fun was overflowing.”
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived with a “Ho! Ho! Ho!” from the North Pole to see dozens of children all lined up to tell Santa just what they hoped to find under their tree Christmas morning.
Santa gleefully reminded them he would be visiting them on Christmas Eve and had a special gift for them, and posed with them for pictures.
The day was filled with pony rides, a bounce house, arts and crafts, train, rock climbing, Gone Fishing ride and kiddy Swing ride. The ticket booth sold unlimited wristbands for the rides and breakfast.
The holiday mood was set off by All Angels children singing Christmas carols on the church steps. The delighted crowd gave a round of applause.
Santa has a very special job on Christmas Eve. Luckily for him, Mrs. Claus will help. The reindeers are getting ready for the big night. And, of course, he’s counting on Rudolph. Rudolph has been shining his nose so bright to help guide his sleigh that night.
“It’s another beautiful day in paradise and particularly right here at All Angels. Good turnout. Everybody is having a great time. I couldn’t be enjoying it more,” said Springs assistant city manager Ron Gorland, who attended with his wife and daughter.
Said Denise Albiza, All Angels science/drama teacher: “This is our annual Breakfast with Santa. It’s a wonderful day where not only our family members come out, but community members as well. Families in the community get to see our campus, eat a fantastic breakfast, ride some crazy rides, do some crafts and get your picture taken with Santa. It’s a really good day!”
Mayor Zavier Garcia said, “The All Angels Breakfast with Santa is a family tradition in the Garcia household and it gets bigger and better every year. This year was extra special for us because it was Mother Keedy’s birthday.”