SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO CAMPUS
Presented by the Westfield State Foundation and the Westfield State Circle K Club, Westfield State University’s annual Breakfast with Santa event is back for its 33rd year on Saturday, December 3. The event will be held in Scanlon Banquet Hall with two seatings: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
In the three decades that Westfield State has hosted the event, almost all have been sellouts. Along with breakfast, admission includes face painting, a gift for each child, and entertainment by the Melha clowns from Shriners Hospital. Photos can be purchased for an additional fee and a raffle will be held during the event.
Tickets are $7 for children and $9 for adults. Children age three and under can attend for free, but will not receive a gift from Santa or a seat without a ticket. Tickets will be sold exclusively online at http://www.westfield.ma.edu/tickets. The snow date is Sunday, December 4.
Student members of Circle K will volunteer at the event along with members of the Westfield State Foundation. Breakfast with Santa proceeds benefit Circle K charities including local senior citizen home visits, the New England Pediatric Trauma Institute (Boston and Hartford) and the Paul Newman “Hole in the Wall Gang” organization, which sponsors terminally ill children for summer camp.
“Breakfast with Santa is important to both the City of Westfield and the university because the event brings the two communities together and is something that both communities look forward to year after year,” said Molly Goslin, Circle K vice president and elementary education major.
Circle K is a campus community service organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Westfield and the Student Government Association of Westfield State University. This year, the breakfast is sponsored by MedExpress Urgent Care, Easthampton Savings Bank, and the Westfield News with additional donations from Westfield Bank and the Kiwanis Club of Westfield.