Optimists host free breakfast with Santa Dec. 15 in Lillian
Santa Claus will meet and greet boys and girls, infant to age eight, at the annual Breakfast with Santa at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Lillian Community Club. After the famous free Optimist Club breakfast for the children and their families, Santa will visit with them and present them with gifts. Family members are welcome to take pictures of their children while they visit with the Jolly Old Elf.
This will be the third Christmas-sponsored program hosted by the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay. The members organize the Annual Lillian Christmas Parade and provide transportation for Santa Claus to visit special needs classes in Foley and Elberta Schools. He also distributes gifts to all the boys and girls, based on secret tips from their teachers so the gifts would be appropriate for age and abilities.
Meetings are held at 8 a.m. every Saturday. They include breakfast and programs of interest to the community, including the Alabama Bicentennial commemoration. All are invited to attend. A guest breakfast is free. The monthly Business After Hours is held for those who may not be able to attend the weekly meetings. It is also a social time to get to know each other.
The Optimist Club of Perdido Bay is dedicated to serving children in the Lillian-Elberta area. More than 30 programs are provided, including reading to kindergarten and first grade classes.
Pictured: Hayden Suttle visited with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus at the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay annual Breakfast with Santa.