Chesterville Breakfast with Santa features revamped children’s crafts this Saturday

Christina Scheuner displays the kids' crafts she will oversee this Saturday morning (Dec. 7) at the Chesterville Legion, during the Rotary Club's annual Breakfast with Santa. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — The Rotary Club of Chesterville’s annual scrumptious Breakfast with Santa returns  this Saturday morning, and the event as usual features a number of corollary attractions inside the village Legion hall — including a revamped craft table operated by Christina Scheuner on behalf of Christ Church United.

The Morewood resident says youngsters will be able to try their hand at making refrigerator magnets, toque pom-poms, twig-stick Christmas trees and snowmen models (both glued onto paper plates) as well as 3D paper Christmas tree ornaments. Scheuner says she noticed a decline in the number of kid crafters at last year’s event and hopes to drum up more participants this Saturday with the updated activities.

The annual Breakfast with Santa otherwise draws a good crowd for a hearty meal of scrambled eggs and sausages. Naturally, attendees can pass along their wish lists directly to the “main attraction,” too. Although breakfast gets underway at 8 a.m. and runs until 11, Santa’s official visit is scheduled 9 until 10:30 a.m.

Also check out the Christmas cakes and cookies at the Chesterville Lion’s Club table and stock up on Yuletide treats at Christ Church United’s own bake sale on the premises as well. Come early as the church volunteers sell out quickly! Chesterville firefighters will also have a display, and Dairy Farmers of Ontario presenter Tracy Porteous will serve up free hot chocolate.

Doors open at 8 a.m., at the event concludes at 11 a.m. Breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children 7 to 12 years of age. Children 6 and under eat for free.

The Rotary Club of Chesterville’s Breakfast with Santa serves as a precursor to a day of festivities in North Dundas, with nearby Winchester hosting its annual Parade of Lights later that evening.








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