PHOTOS: Breakfast with Santa a success
Children were excited to meet with Santa Claus during the annual Breakfast with Santa held at Rock Creek Park. The line to meet Santa wrapped around a forest of Christmas trees and was organized by Dawson County Parks and Recreation. - photo by Jessica Brown

baby's first breakfast with santa
Cody Rogers, 20 months old, enjoyed a candy cane Saturday morning. “Santa’s Favorite Dude” was excited to be at his first Breakfast with Santa event. - photo by Jessica Brown

excited kids meet santa
Charlie, 4, and Olivia, 8, Speaks were all smiles when meeting Santa Claus at the Breakfast with Santa event at Rock Creek Park. - photo by Jessica Brown

boy scouts troop 422
The members of Boy Scouts troop 422 volunteered to serve breakfast during the annual Breakfast with Santa held at Rock Creek Park. The breakfast was from Chick-fil-A. Proceeds from the event went to KARE for Kids, who make Christmas happen for underprivileged children in Dawson County. - photo by Jessica Brown

Thomas Livingstone Boy Scout troop 422
Thomas Livingstone from Boy Scout troop 422 volunteered to serve breakfast and beverages. Livingstone has been part of the Boy Scouts for eight years and loved volunteering at this year’s festivities. - photo by Jessica Brown

wee books table
The Dawson County Wee Books Program encouraged children to draw and autograph their table’s tablecloth. The Wee Books Program gives all children in Dawson County age 0-5 free books. - photo by Jessica Brown

Wee Books tablecloth signing
Patience Bunn and Kadencie Denny took time to draw pictures and sign their names on the Wee Books Program’s tablecloth during the annual Breakfast with Santa event at Rock Creek Park. - photo by Jessica Brown

cookie decorating
(L to R) Cindy Bell Hulsey, Rachael Shelp, Kathy Shelp and Kelley Dasinger from Dawson Eye Group operated a cookie decorating station for kids to come add sprinkles and icing to delicious cookies. - photo by Jessica Brown

table display at breakfast with santa
There were many unique handmade items on sale including this display by Penelope and Neil Terkelsen. Penelope, who is considering naming her business Penelope’s Pot Luck enjoyed her first time at Breakfast with Santa. She used scallop and oyster shells she collected from the beach near her home in Cape Cod to craft beautiful angels and adorable Santas. Terkelsen said creating handmade crafts was something she always wanted to do when she retired. “It feels great to contribute (to the community) - photo by Jessica Brown

chick-fil-a cow
The famous Chick-fil-A cow made an appearance at Rock Creek Park. He met with kids and took pictures with them. - photo by Jessica Brown