Santa Claus ate breakfast with the children of North Collinwood last Saturday, December 5th at the Lithuanian Hall, which was decorated in its Christmas finest, thanks to Ruta Degutis.
The East 185th St. Merchants Association, Arts Collinwood and Northeast Shores Development Corporation joined together and invited Santa to breakfast with the children of North Collinwood. Santa and his elves flew in from the North Pole to hear the Christmas wishes from the children of North Collinwood.
French toast and sausage was provided by Gus’s Diner. Milk and juice was provided by Lucky’s Diner and coffee for the parents was provided by Arabica. O.H. Perry Elementary School provided carolers to entertain the families with holiday songs. After the children visited Santa and ate their breakfast, they visited the Arts Collinwood craft table where they made Christmas decorations to take home.
Bob Diliberto, a North Collinwood resident, commented “this breakfast is better than going to the mall and paying $35.00 for a picture with Santa. For $5.00 we got breakfast, a picture with Santa and I didn’t have to leave the neighborhood.”
Many thanks to Santa, his elves, the student volunteers from VASJ, carollers from OH Perry, Gus’s Diner, Lucky’s Diner, Arabica, E.185th St. Merchants Association, Arts Collinwood, the Lithuanian Hall and Northeast Shores for making Breakfast with Santa Claus possible. As you can see from the photos, a good time was had by all.