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SIC’s Breakfast with Santa Exceeds 230 Guests

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Heather Page (SIC nursing student) of Carmi and daughter Olivia Townsend helped the children make reindeer food during Santa’s Breakfast at SIC.

Southeastern Illinois College’s second annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3 was nearly bursting at the seams with children from the district area.

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Sherrie, Janel and Sean Crabb of Harrisburg make beaded candy cane ornaments during Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa at SIC.

More than 230 people – almost 100 more than last year — arrived to share pancakes with dear old St. Nick, played by Roger Angelly of Harrisburg.  The children enjoyed making snow with “Professor Frost”, face painting, temporary tattoos, story time, selfies, a coloring contest, crafts with “Santa’s helpers” and of course, pictures with the jolly man himself.

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Sophie Hodges of Harrisburg enjoys a Christmas story read by one of Santa’s elves during Breakfast with Santa at SIC.

Sophie Hodges, age 4, of Harrisburg said she came to get her face painted and to see Santa.  When asked what she told Santa she wanted for Christmas, she exclaimed, “I wanted to get a reindeer, and I want to put it in my backyard!”

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Elizabeth Mathews of Eldorado shakes her test tube to create snow with “Professor Frost” and the SIC Math & Science Club during SIC’s Breakfast with Santa.

Numerous clubs, sponsors and volunteers were involved with the success of Breakfast with Santa including, Art, Cosmetology, Math and Science, Nursing, Phi Beta Lambda (business club), Phi Theta Kappa (honor society), Student Ambassadors, Student Activities, Student Government, Theta Sigma Phi (theatre club) and Auxiliary Services.

 More than $1,000 was raised during the event to help provide scholarships and support to area students through the SIC Foundation.