Santa, pancakes, and shopping in Lilly Chapel

(Posted Dec. 4, 2022)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer and Photographer

On Dec. 3, dozens of families visited Trinity United Methodist Church in Lilly Chapel for Breakfast with Santa. Not only did all of the good girls and boys get to feast on doughnuts, pancakes, and sausage, they also got to shop for presents for their loved ones free of charge courtesy of generous donors.

Carson Johnson, 5, meets Mr. Claus as his sister browses for items in the gift shop during Breakfast with Santa at Trinity United Methodist Church. Johnson is a huge fan of the Cincinnati Bengals and said he hopes someone–his sibling, his parents, his grandmother, or Santa himself–will deliver a football with the Bengals logo on it to him for Christmas.
Jerry Kitchen has his game face on as he prepares to flip pancakes. Church volunteers made hundreds of pancakes and sausages for the event.
Mike Bassell transfers another batch of pancakes into a serving bin.
Ashton Perry, 9, looks through the jewelry on display in the gift shop. Pastor Tim Rash said all of the items were purchased and donated by the parishioners and the greater community. Treasures at the shop included hats, pajamas, hand warmers, shaving cream, beauty products and stationery.
Zayden Meyers, 4, of West Jefferson, provides assistance to gift wrapping ace Jenny Coss.
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