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Breakfast with Santa
December 21, 2017 at 3:51 a.m.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School siblings 6-year-old Aylee Pantoja and 5-year-old Axel Pantoja are happy to meet Santa, also known as longtime member of the Holy Rosary parish Nick Mecca, during the annual Santa Saturday at the Don Bosco Center gymnasium on Saturday, Dec. 16
Austin Harvey, a 14-year-old Rye resident with Cub Scout Pack 2, is at the start of the food serving line passing out plates to the community lining up for breakfast. Multiple Cub Scout packs from Port Chester, Rye and Greenwich, Conn. volunteered for Santa Saturday and were in charge of organizing, cooking and serving breakfast for 1,300 families.
Grayson Brehm, a 9-year-old Greenwich resident with Pack 9, is ready to serve bagels in the breakfast line.
Port Chester residents Ignacia Lezama and Alison Garcia, a 14-month-old, are bundled up staying warm while they wait their turn to get in line to meet Santa.
Francisco Reies, a 10-year-old student at Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, is definitely satisfied with his presents. All the children meeting Santa received a gift. According to Ann Heekin, executive director of the Don Bosco Center, the gifts were donated by local stores, churches and synagogues.
Santa’s helpers for the day were students at Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School. Nicholas Santiago Massa, a sixth-grader, helps 6-year-old elf Logan Massa situate his hat.
Santa, greets Ashley Ramirez, a 9-year-old Park Avenue Elementary School student, and her niece, 3-year-old Itziaxunelly Pedroza.
Monica Martins helps her daughter, John F. Kennedy Elementary School kindergartener Samantha, finish her milk after breakfast.
Family and friends gather around the table to eat breakfast together.