BELFAST, Maine — Santa Claus is coming to town. He’s even going to stay for breakfast.
Everyone is invited to the 11th annual Belfast Lions Club Breakfast with Santa this Sunday, according to event chairperson Eric Walker, who said that last year the big guy spent quality time with scores of children and their families.
“Santa was very busy!” he wrote this week in an email. “Last year we were mobbed with people.”
Despite that, there were no lines, he said, and the charitable club never ran out of goodies like made-to-order omelets, bacon, pancakes, fresh fruit, muffins and coffee.
The money raised at the breakfast will help local causes. Last year, the Lions doubled their 2009 take when they were able to give more than $1,000 to charity. This year’s proceeds will be used to support the peer leadership program at Belfast Area High School and also help to send all the eighth graders from Troy Howard Middle School to Camp Kieve.
Walker said that the middle school pupils are hoping to raise $18,000 for this cause.
In addition to the good food and the great causes, he said that it’s a chance for children to meet Santa Claus in a setting that is relaxed and personal. Children can sit with their parents and go talk to Santa whenever they want, according to Walker.
Breakfast with Santa will be held 8-11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Belfast Shrine Club across from City Park. The cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Photos with Santa are available.