21 Dec 2008

Breakfast with Santa Draws Over 200 Children

The 15th annual Breakfast with Santa and Celebration of the Birthday of Jesus was held on December 20, 2008, in the Catholic High Courtyard and Union. Over 225 children and their families enjoyed the morning festivities sponsored by the CHS Alumni Association.

In the Union, the children visited and had their pictures taken with Santa’s helper presented by Terry Orillion’77. Wade Labat ’63 of Ami Photography provided these souvenir pictures with Santa.

A live nativity scene was set up. Children were asked to bring gifts for needy children and place them at the feet of baby Jesus. The gifts were donated to the children at St. Paul’s Learning Center.

Magician Brother Lee Barker, SC and ‘Silly Nilly’ the Clown, Juanette Benigno, also entertained the children. Breakfast was served and each child received a collectable bear.

‘The Breakfast with Santa event is where Catholic High and Christmas come together. It’s a fun filled morning for the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of alums who want to kick-start the holiday season. Breakfast with Santa is the most family inclusive event that the CHS Alumni Board sponsors,’ commented committee chairman, Monty Buckles ’93.

Alumni board members assisting at the breakfast were David Beach ’96, Chris Jones ’95, Brian Hightower ’97, Sam Losavio ’66, Denny Vicknair ’63 and Adam Serrano ’97. Barbara Camp and Glen Randow from the Office of Alumni Relations helped coordinate the event and CHS staff member, Masel Martin, assisted with the breakfast.