By Angela Simmons
O’FALLON – The O’Fallon Police Department hosted a successful annual Breakfast With Santa event where over 140 children were able to come make crafts, visit with Santa Claus, sing along with the OTHS Madrigals, and have breakfast with their families.
“We’ve been doing this for over 20 years. It’s a fantastic event, and it supports our mission, which is serving the community. It’s our pleasure to do something like this for our community, because our community does so much for us,” said Captain Kirk Brueggeman, the chair of the event.
The event, hosted at Carriel Junior High, is always free for the public and staffed by volunteers. Donations of items for the O’Fallon Food Pantry and Toys for Tots were accepted. All children that visited with Santa were given a stuffed animal.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photos by Angela Simmons)