Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hundreds Attend Arc Breakfast with Santa Event

Saint Nick pulled double-duty on Saturday, December 10th at The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming's annual Breakfast with Santa, held at Geneseo United Methodist Church.  The festive family event included two sessions: children 12 and younger dined with Santa at 8:30 am, while older kids and adults with disabilities spent time with old Kris Kringle at 10:30 am. In total, 278 people attended the holiday breakfast.

Santa was assisted by 55 volunteer "elves" from all walks of life, including Arc of Livingston-Wyoming staff, Board members, Foundation members, SUNY Geneseo students, Boy Scouts, and other friends of The Arc.  Also on Santa's "Nice List" this year were suppliers such as Burger King, C&R Foods, McDonald's, Tim Hortons, Wegmans, and The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation, which organized the event and covered all other costs.

Admission was free, but attendees were encouraged to donate a can or box of non-perishable food.  Hundreds of food items were collected to benefit local families, in a show of holiday spirit that surely made the breakfast's guest of honor proud!

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