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Serving up a Saturday with Santa
December 22, 2022 at 12:37 a.m.
Kathleen Pacheco, 4, grins in glee as she meets Santa—who also goes by John Mecca—with her 8-year-old brother Jeremy. The Locust Avenue residents attended the Breakfast with Santa event at the Don Bosco Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Elves aren’t Santa’s only helpers: The BSA Scouts have been known to assist him from time to time, too. On Saturday, they help by cleaning up the breakfast foods that families feasted on at the event.
With Christmas just over a week away, John Mecca magically transformed into Santa, his hidden holiday persona, last Saturday for a breakfast and meet-and-greet. Willett Avenue resident Arlette Hernandez, 6, could not have been happier to see the jolly soul—she hugged him as he passed her table.
Candy, crayons and lots of juice sit at a vacant table where a family sat to enjoy their holiday breakfast.
Joshua Negron, a 2022 Port Chester High School graduate, directs 4-year-old Itzayana Hernandez after she sat on Santa’s lap. The young Willett Avenue resident got mixed up trying to leave the stage, overwhelmed by all the gifts the elves handed her.
Santa poses with his elf helpers, many of whom are Port Chester High School graduates.