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Come to breakfast and make history

This is the silver anniversary of Breakfast with Santa to aid Meals on Wheels


It’s an amazing 25 years and still counting for the “Breakfast With Santa” at the Sandy Community Center.

Come to breakfast

For 2-½ decades, the center has served pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee in early December each year to help ring in the holiday season while raising money for the Sandy/Boring Meals on Wheels program.

During this year’s silver anniversary edition of the popular breakfast, area residents can enjoy the merry, musical atmosphere while Santa makes the rounds, visiting with children and giving candy canes and fruit.

Photo opportunities are available, and children may drop their letters into Santa’s special mailbox to receive a response from one of his helpers (please provide return address because helpers don’t know as much as Santa).

Door prize tickets will be available for $1 each or seven for $5. Entertainment Books also are on sale for $30 — for personal use or as a great gift idea.

This year’s meal includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee and will be served from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger.

Saturday market

Featured this year, at the same time as the breakfast, is Sandy’s First Saturday Market.

Marketing will continue upstairs at the Community Center from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Buying locally saves time and gas while supporting local vendors, says Carol Cohen, market coordinator.

Cohen says market visitors on Dec. 1 will find lots of choices for holiday gifts.

Items expected to be for sale include a variety of locally made craft items such as handmade jewelry, artistic photography, creative bird houses, imaginative leather work, elegant handbags and unique wickless candles.

Cohen is still inviting vendors, even at the last minute, to come to the market. For information, call 503-475-2347.