Anthony Bolanos and Lamar Morrow visited with Santa Claus and his Elf during South Beloit High School’s Breakfast with Santa.

South Beloit High School Breakfast with Santa draws steady crowds
By Marianne Mueller
Reporter
Breakfast with Santa at South Beloit High School has become an annual stop for young ones and their families over the years. Steady crowds filled the high school On Dec. 8. Santa and his assistant Elf were on hand to greet little ones and Santa welcomed little ones to tell him their Christmas wishes.
A nice selection of breakfast choices included pancakes and sausage, honey buns, scrambled eggs, and bagels. Juice or coffee accompanied each meal.
Fun came in the form of an inflatable ring toss game, coloring pages, throwing cookies into Santa’s mouth and photo opportunities in a Santa cut out.
The event was organized and run by the Class of 2020. “Money raised at this event will be used toward Prom and other class events, and a senior graduation photo to be placed on a wall in the auditoriam,”2020 Class Advisor of Jo Ott said. “The Juniors put the prom on and want to make sure that it is extra special especially for the seniors. They have also donated to the Renaissance SoBo success program which revolves around being courteous and kind.”
“Our kids who organize Breakfast with Santa are an amazing core group of around 15-20 students,” Ott said. Santa’s elf is an outstanding Jr. I am very lucky. As soon as word gets out that help is needed these students and a wonderful group of parents always step up to help. Without the parents and the children this event would never happen.”
Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers the 2018 Breakfast with Santa at South Beloit High School created fun, memories, and future opportunities for the Class of 2020!