Teams participating in the Fayette County Relay for Life will be coming together to serve “Breakfast with Santa Claus” during a craft and bake sale to raise money for the 2016 Relay event.
The breakfast with Santa and Craft/Bake Sale will be held on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Pine Lodge at 1654 Flakesford Road Southeast in Washington C.H. Santa and the breakfast will be held until 11 a.m. and vendors will sell until 2. Admission for the event is $5 and includes pancakes, juice, and milk. Pictures with Santa are free, but residents must bring a camera.
“This is our first year trying the breakfast with Santa,” Amy Mason, the Fayette County Relay for Life Bring The People and Marketing Lead, said. “As of right now I am unsure of the type of baked goods, but there will be candles, natural laundry products and primitives among other items. We haven’t seen too many other groups holding an event like this and this is really an experiment year. If it goes well, hopefully it will make a return in the future.”
Mason said that the venue currently only has space for about a handful of vendors and already there is a waiting list. Additionally, she said the Relay for Life is working on getting paperwork out to the schools and some ready to pass out during the Christmas Parade on Nov. 29. She said they are working on trying to get this up and running and appreciates the community’s support of the relay.
“The funds will be going towards the 2016 relay,” Mason said. “We are just getting started on the planning and have moved it to a different date to try and clash less with other local events. It will be held on June 10 with a “Luau” theme. We are really excited to begin planning and trying to get others excited for it too.”
As of the interview Wednesday, Mason said that the relay has 11 teams signed up to participate. With limited room at the Washington High School track for teams, Mason said that people should sign up as soon as possible. Others interested in participating can contact Mason at (740) 406-0752. Groups can also register themselves as a team and are encouraged to do so by Mason.
“We had an increase in participants last year and we hope this year is the same,” Mason said. “Everyone has been impacted by cancer in one way or another. This is a good way to fight back, help raise money for cures and raise awareness of the disease. It is never too late, nor too early, to register.”
For more information or to register, email Mason at [email protected]
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