Rotarians to host Santa with breakfast

For the Troy Daily News

TROY — He’s not just a lover of cookies and milk. Turns out Santa Claus also enjoys a hearty breakfast. It’s a secret that’s well-known to Troy Rotarians. On Saturday, Dece. 5, they will host Santa at their Fourth annual “Breakfast with Santa” fundraiser. The doors at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy, will be offered from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support scholarships and community programs through the Troy Rotary Foundation.

Rotarian Melissa Kleptz has been the program leader since its inception.

“This event has become one of Rotary’s most energizing activities each year,” she said. “The smiles on the faces of the children, the laughter and the excitement all make it a fun day and great way to kick off the holiday season.”

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Troy Rotarian or at the Mayor’s Office (second floor of City Hall, 100 S. Market St.). You may also purchase tickets at the door on Dec. 5. Ticket price is $10. Off-street parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Parish Center. B

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. All the children will have a chance to visit with Santa and get a framed 4-inch-by-6-inch picture with the Jolly Old Elf himself.

Troy Rotarians, and the Troy Rotary Foundation, support several community projects annually. In 2014-15, more than $16,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including the annual Shoe Project, Troy After Prom, scholarships and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, visit