He’s not just a lover of cookies and milk. Turns out Santa Claus also enjoys a hearty breakfast. It’s a secret that’s well-known to Troy Rotarians. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, they will host Santa at their 4th annual “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser. The doors at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 444 E. Water Street in Troy, will open at 8:30 AM and will stay open until 11:30 AM. Proceeds from the event will be used to support scholarships and community programs through the Troy Rotary Foundation.
Rotarian Melissa Kleptz has been the program leader since its inception. “This event has become one of Rotary’s most energizing activities each year,” she shared. “The smiles on the faces of the children, the laughter and the excitement all make it a fun day and great way to kick off the holiday season,” Kleptz added.
Mark your calendars now to join in on the fun. Tickets will go on sale starting in November and can be purchased from any Troy Rotarian or at the Mayor’s Office (2nd floor of City Hall, 100 South Market Street). You may also purchase tickets at the door on December 5th. Ticket price is $10. Off-street parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Parish Center. Be sure to come hungry. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. All the kids will have a chance to visit with Santa and get a framed 4x6” picture with the Jolly Old Elf himself.
Troy Rotarians, and the Troy Rotary Foundation, support several community projects annually. In 2014-15, more than $16,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including the annual Shoe Project, Troy After Prom, scholarships and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and Waco Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.
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