Salvation Army holds Breakfast with Santa event

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Many local children take a moment from their breakfast to have a photo taken with Santa Claus at the annual breakfast with Santa event held at the Dyer County Salvation Army on Saturday. Each child was given the opportunity to share with Santa their Christmas wishes and enjoy a hot breakfast.

BRANDON HUTCHESON

bhutcheson@stategazette.com

On Saturday morning, Dec. 2, the Dyer County Salvation Army, located at 318 W. Market St., hosted their annual breakfast with Santa event.

A numerous amount of local children, along with family members, were served a hot breakfast and enjoyed Christmas music. Each child, one by one, also took a moment to talk to Santa and share his or her Christmas list.

Throughout the year, the Dyer County Salvation Army raises funds for the annual event to ensure that children living in the area have an opportunity to meet Santa. For over a decade, the Salvation Army has held the event. Every year, a handful of volunteers donate their time to make the event happen.

Year after year, jolly ole Saint Nicholas makes the journey from his home in the North Pole to Dyersburg to meet local children and spend time with them.

I love it, said Santa. I look forward to this every year! I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

In addition to all of the events and work that the Dyer County Salvation Army provides to the community including breakfast with Santa, contributions in local food drives, and the downtown soup kitchen, volunteers are welcome and are currently needed as bell-ringers for the Salvation Armys kettle drive.

To volunteer, visit the Dyer County Salvation Army.

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