Cherryville “Y” hosts second “Breakfast with Santa”
Dec 19, 2019 09:17AM
Last year the Cherryville Family YMCA had their very first ever “Breakfast with Santa at the annex building, just down from the YMCA on Main Street. They hoped to have around 20 or so people attend, but were pleasantly surprised when more than 90 people showed up. (photo provided)
by MICHAEL E. POWELL
The Cherryville Family YMCA is hosting their second annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 21, said Butch Boyd, the “Y’s” Administrative Coordinator.
The event, which is billed as a morning of “Music, Crafts, Photos, Story-telling & More!”, will be from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Cherryville Community Center, located at 108 S. Jacob St., in Cherryville, noted Mr. Boyd.
“Last year, when we had it at the ‘Y’ annex next door, we only had planned for about 25, maybe 30 folks. We had over 90 people come by that morning! It was stupendous and way more than we could have imagined! We had a great time; it was wonderful,” Butch said.
Boyd said this year it will be him, Cherryville “Y” Director Susan Mosk, assistant coordinator Sandy Homesley, a couple or so “Y” Board members, and a whole host of volunteers assisting Santa, a.k.a. Johnny Richardson, whose father Boyd noted, was well-known for also taking the part of the “Right Jolly Old Elf”, this time of year. Santa will be assisted by Laura Baxter Mundy, as the Christmas Elf.
“Laura will read the ‘Christmas Story’ and will be our storyteller,” said Boyd.
Boyd said the ideal time for parents and folks coming by to bring the kiddies (and themselves) to see Santa and to partake in this “most wonderful” pancake and sausage breakfast (with juice and coffee served as well) and Santa “meet and greet” is at least by 9:30 a.m., that morning.
“Be sure and bring your own camera,” said Boyd, who added there are fees associated with this event, so be sure and call the Cherryville “Y” at (704) 445-9622, ahead of time because the fees at the door are different than what they are if purchased at the YMCA.
Said Boyd, “You can also register online at the Cherryville ‘Y’s’ website at www.gastonymca.org/locations/cherryville/, as well as by coming to the front desk by Saturday, Dec. 14, in order to save your seat at the breakfast. Space is limited to 120 individuals.”
As for who is doing the cooking, Boyd, smiled and said, “Remember that whole host of volunteers and Board members I told you about? They will be preparing the breakfast for us.”