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Breakfast with Santa

Annual event is Saturday

POSTED: December 2, 2009 4:00 a.m.

The Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering residents a holiday combo deal.

  

For $5, children can get their picture made with Santa Claus, eat breakfast and enjoy some cartoons at the Rock Creek Sports Complex from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Saturday morning during the second annual Breakfast with Santa event.

  

Parks and Recreation Program and Facilities Director Buffie Hamil said it’s a “good way for families to come out, get some food and spend time with Santa for a low price.”

 

Hamil said Dawson County and sponsors don’t make money on the event.

  

“It’s more of a community service,” she said.

  

She said more than 200 visitors came to last year’s event, where Santa Claus arrived with the National Guard.

  

This year, he’s coming in on a hot air balloon.

  

Hot air balloon rides will be available as well at $5 for 17 and under and $10 for those 18 and up.

  

Those looking to see Santa come in on a hot air balloon should show up at 7:45 a.m., Hamil said.

  

Children can watch cartoons inside the Rock Creek building, while eating breakfast.

  

“We’re hoping to have even more people this year than last year,” Hamil said.

  

For more information, call (706) 344-3646 or visit www.dawsoncounty.org.

 

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