Market Street students eat breakfast with Santa

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Market Street Elementary PTA had two crafts at the event. The children glued together a Santa ornament for one craft. The students scratched off a layer of a green Christmas tree ornament to reveal a rainbow underneath. The children scraped designs into the trees.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Families came to the school for breakfast, crafts and pictures with Santa for the Breakfast with Santa event. The school hosts the event on the first Saturday in December.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Market Street Elementary School's PTA organized the Breakfast with Santa. They set up an area at the end of a hall for children to take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Pictured, Tony Sarkis-Carr sits on Santa's lap.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Market Street Elementary School hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 2. Pictured, a family works on making a Santa ornament for their Christmas tree.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The parents bought raffle tickets at the Breakfast with Santa. The raffle helped the PTA raise funds for their organization and school. They had 53 baskets with various different prizes in each.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

The Market Street Elementary PTA hosted a breakfast at the school where families could eat, make crafts, win raffles and meet Santa on Dec. 2.

Committee chairs Laney Pinciaro and Allison Grope organized the event at the school. The PTA board members helped in preparing and running the event.

Students at the school, along with their families, began in the cafeteria where the PTA and other volunteer students from Glenwood Junior High School and Boardman Center Intermediate School served breakfast.

Raffle baskets lined the stage in the cafeteria. The basket raffles raised funds for PTA and school. They had 53 baskets in total at the event. The community and local businesses donated some baskets. Families donated some items for baskets as well. The PTA gave them a theme for a recommended item depending on the student’s grade level. For example, kindergarten classes donated baking products.

They had two crafts for families to make. First, the children could glue together a Santa ornament to put on a Christmas tree.

The children also had a craft where they used utensils to scrape a top layer on an ornament that looked like a Christmas tree to show the rainbow colors underneath. The children could make interesting designs by scraping off the top layer.

The school had a photo opportunity with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the end of the hallway outside of the cafeteria. The school took pictures for the families, though most parents used their cell phones to take pictures of the child with Santa.

The school does their Breakfast with Santa every year. The PTA began planning the event shortly after Halloween. The organization receives help from the community and families in the school.

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