'Breakfast With Santa' a big hit
Breakfast with Santa was the perfect way to start the Christmas Season in Tehachapi.
It was held on the morning of December 3 at Jacobsen Middle School cafeteria where children and their parents were served a free breakfast of pancakes, sausage, milk and juice.
When Santa appeared at the door, he was greeted with a loud cry of joy. Jerry Hildreth was the man behind the long white beard, and he held each child on his lap while they posed for a memorable photo with Santa.
The event was sponsored and prepared by members of Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary. James Carhart, Rotarian, was in charge of pancakes. He used 25 pounds of dry mix and made hundreds of pancakes. The Loop newspaper was a media sponsor.
Breakfast with Santa has become a popular holiday event and would not be possible without the generosity of Mano and Mei Mei, owners of The Shed and Red House BBQ who donated orange juice, milk, and sausages. Michal Knowles provided some supplies from the Salvation Army.
Thanks to all those who helped set up, serve, and clean up. It was a wonderful event for the children of Tehachapi.
See more photos from the event on pages 16 and 26 of this issue.