The Saint Joseph Catholic Community encourages all of the parents in the community to bring their kids to the seventh annual Breakfast with Saint Nick and Fundraising event on Dec. 1, where they will be serving delicious food and having special gifts for the kids.
Carole Gauthier, in charge of public relations at SJCC, stated, in an email interview, that the purpose of having this event is to remember the story of the original Santa Claus.
Gauthier explained that the story of Santa Claus began with Nicholas, who was born during the third century.
“His wealthy parents raised him to be a devout Christian. While Nicolas was young his parents died in an epidemic. Following Jesus' words to ‘sell what you own and give the money to the poor,’ Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God. He was made Bishop of Myra and became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need and his love for children,” stated Gauthier.
Throughout the event, she stated that the kids will be able to take their picture with Saint Nick and enjoy a breakfast menu that includes, pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea and juice.
She explained that they will also be offering other activities for the kids such as “Story Time.” During the “Story Time,” a special guest will read books to the children about Saint Nick, Advent, Jesus in the manger, Baby Jesus, and more. The kids will also be receiving a special gift during the activity.
The church will also arrange a small “Secret Saint Nick Shop,” which will give the opportunity to the kids to purchase gifts for their parents and loved ones for Christmas. All of the items go from $1 to $5.
The attendees will also be able to purchase ornaments and crafts for $1 to $2 each.
In addition, they will have other games for the kids to play and raffles including a 50/50 and gifts items, which include Echo Show by Amazon, Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Tran Set, a variety of gift cards of local establishments, nativity set, a Maryland Pride Basket with tickets to the Baltimore Aquarium, Raven Memorabilia and more.
The breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Saint Nick will be visiting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To avoid waiting in line to enter the event, you may pre-register your child online by visiting the church’s website, www.saintjoseph.cc; click on News/Events and then Donations/Purchases.
The pre-registration prices are $7 for adults; $5 for children, ages 3 to12; and kids under age 3 enter for free.
The prices for the tickets at the door are $9 for adults; $7 for children, ages 3 to12; and kids under age 3 enter for free.
All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Saint Joseph Sesquicentennial, the 150th Jubilee Celebration.
For more information, contact Carole Gauthier at 410-795-5728.
The event will be hosted at the Formation and Fellowship Center located at 915 Liberty Road in Eldersburg.
Mount Airy fire company hosting Open House with Santa
All the kids in the community are welcome to the Fire Station Open House with Santa on Dec. 2 at the Mount Airy volunteer fire company, where they will be able to learn about fire safety and more.
Throughout the event, the attendees will be able to learn about fire safety during the holidays and throughout the year. Santa will arrive at the station on the fire engine.
They will be serving light refreshments and the annual train garden will also be open for the attendees.
The event starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m.
For more information, you may contact Sue Hubble at 301-829-0100.
The fire department is located at 702 North Main Street, Mount Airy.
Library presents recycled ornaments program
This Nov. 27, the Eldersburg Library gives you the opportunity to prepare for the holidays by creating holiday ornaments from recycled books at the Recycled Holiday Ornaments program.
This event is targeted to people ages 11 to adults and it starts at 7 p.m.
For more information and to register today, you may contact the library at 410-386-4488. All attendees must register.
The library is located 6400 W Hemlock Drive.