Saturday, more than 400 parents, grandparents and children flooded the Windham Veteran’s Center to eat pancakes and sausages while Santa sat nearby greeting children.
“We do it because the kids enjoy it,” said Lions Club president Gene Tanguay. Breakfast with Santa has been a yearly event for the past 10 to 12 years. “All money donated stays within the community,” he told the crowd.
The Lions Club has been saving for a new $8,000 eye screening machine, which will help make the tests more accurate.
Along with a visit with Santa, children we able to get their faces painted, color or create an ornament with help from the Leo Club, a high school branch of the Lions Club.
Claire Tinker, 4, gets her face painted by Katie Skvorak.
Kaleigh Steeves, 5, and her grandmother Jackie Carter make an ornament. Kaleigh wants a real iPad from Santa.
Madisen, 4, and Briggs, 9, Valliere visit with Santa. Madisen wants a baby doll and Briggs asked for an Xbox 1.