Ashleigh Dyal, left, and Leah Benson dressed as elves for Santa's Breakfast at the Elks Lodge in Ontario Friday, Dec. 6. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
Nearly 200 people – including elves – showed up to Santa's Breakfast at the Elks Lodge, Friday, Dec. 6. Over biscuits, eggs and cinnamon rolls, community members from local businesses and nonprofits fueled up ahead of the Winter Wonderland Parade that kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. in Ontario.
[ KEEP YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRONG - SUBSCRIBE ]
It was Santa's turn to receive gifts Friday morning after a child handed him a large chocolate bar as a present. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
Volunteers served up the usual breakfast fare along with cinnamon rolls at Santa's Breakfast inside the Elks Lodge, Friday, Dec. 6. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
Elks member Rudy Marostica volunteered to pass out biscuits at the event. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
A couple of brave little kids attended Santa's Breakfast – which kicked off at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
Five-month-old Kenedee Cook came to Santa's Breakfast dressed for the occasion. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
Kyla Larson, this year's Winter Wonderland Parade queen, greeted attendees at the breakfast. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
Dale Jeffries, who helped emcee the event, pictured trying to get on Santa's Nice List. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)
SUBSCRIBE TO HELP PRODUCE VITAL REPORTING -- For $5 a month, you get breaking news alerts, emailed newsletters and around-the-clock access to our stories. We depend on subscribers to pay for in-depth, accurate news produced by a professional and highly trained staff. Help us grow and get better with your subscription. Sign up HERE.