SIC Hosts Third Annual Breakfast with Santa
Southeastern Illinois College’s second annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 2 was nearly bursting at the seams with children from the district area.
Nearly 300 people arrived to share pancakes with dear old St. Nick, played by Tim Mitchell of Harrisburg. The children enjoyed a science experiment with “Professor Frost”, face painting, story time, selfies, coloring, crafts with “Santa’s helpers” and of course, pictures with the jolly man himself.
“We love putting this event on for the community, and we look forward to it every year,” said Maddison Maloney, co-coordinator of the event. “Getting to watch the children’s faces light up when they see Santa was a pleasure and truly helped us get into the Christmas spirit!”
Children also wrote letters to Santa, and placed them in his “magical mailbox”. The letters were since taken to Macy’s, where a dollar is donated to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation for every letter received in Macy’s Believe campaign.
Numerous clubs, sponsors and volunteers were involved with the success of Breakfast with Santa including, Art, Cosmetology, Math and Science, Nursing, Phi Beta Lambda (business club), Phi Theta Kappa (honor society), Student Ambassadors, Student Activities, Student Government, Theta Sigma Phi (theatre club), the Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIC and Auxiliary Services.
More than $1,000 was raised during the event to help provide scholarships and support to area students through the SIC Foundation.