This past weekend the Chester Lions Club hosted their annual Lunch with Santa at the Chester Fire House. This free community event welcomed 150 excited children and their parents, over 2 sittings, to meet the guy in the big red suit. Children were welcomed with a lunch which included hot dogs, chips, cookies and juice. After lunch children and adults were entertained by magician Artie Miller, before the main event. Highlighting the afternoon was a visit by Santa Claus direct from the North Pole. Santa and his helpers distributed toys and candy to all of the children who thoroughly enjoyed the festivities.
One parent told us “Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful event. My daughter’s both loved it. The staff and Santa were all great and very kind. Giving the children a gift was so generous and the girls loved their souvenirs from their visit. The magician was pretty funny for someone whose humor is admittedly a little dated. He cracked up everyone in the room and my 7 year old commented that he was the best magician she’d seen thus far. ‘He’s a real magician mommy. The other guy I saw didn’t know how to do magic’ There you have it… thanks again!”
In conjunction with this event the Chester Lions ran a food drive. Through the generosity of the participants, the club was able to donate 27 bags of groceries to the Chester Food Pantry.
Special thanks to the Chester Meat Market, Chester Burger King, and Sam’s Club of Flanders for donations to help make this event possible.