It was a busy morning for Santa Claus as the Troy Rotary Club and Lincoln Community Center hosted a free breakfast with the man in the red suit on December 10th. Each child who sat on his lap and shared their wishes for the holiday received a candy cane and a stuffed animal to take home. They also received a photo of the visit that their families can keep. While Santa has been to these events for several years, this was the first time it was provided free-of-charge to anyone who came to the center. Santa was happy to hear from nearly 80 children who came with their families for the meal. More than 120 people filled their bellies with all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. By the time he had to leave, Santa had a list of toys that the elves need to finish before he comes back to Troy on Christmas Eve. He thanked all the families who came to breakfast, the volunteers, the center staff and the Rotarians who hosted the event.
Located at 110 Ash Street in Troy, Lincoln Community Center provides educational and recreational facilities and tools that cater to patrons of all ages. The center offers many programs for children as well as adult and senior citizens. For more information, visit www.lcctroy.com. Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service 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.
Tags: Troy, Rotary, Paul Harris Fellows, Jill Wilson, John Haller