Santa drops in for breakfast at Enfield High School
By Merja H. Lehtinen - ReminderNews
Enfield - posted Thu., Dec. 8, 2011
The Literacy Volunteers of Northern Connecticut hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa at Enfield High School on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 3.
Santa visited with hundreds of children and their parents and guardians, posing for pictures with a few lucky children who had been very good all year.
“He was just here,” said senior elf Arnold Pielluci, “I know he was here. It was really Santa, now where did he go?”
Bonnie Mazzoli, a Santa's helper with Literacy Volunteers, said she saw Santa go just around the corner a moment before. Someone else said he was eating his breakfast over by the piles of food.
Elves with bright red New England Bank shirts served breakfast and Santa's Helpers from Literacy Volunteers made sure the tables of diners had everything they needed for a full breakfast, complete with cookies and presents. The band, made up of Enfield and Enrico Fermi high school students, played Christmas carols.
After Santa left to continue his pre-Christmas stops all around the world before his big night, helpers were still in town handing out presents and calling out winners of books, games, puzzles, toys and dolls. The Literacy Volunteers of Northern Connecticut Breakfast with Santa has been a part of the community for 17 years.