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Malden Chambermaids’ Breakfast with Santa draws large crowd

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Two-year-old Zaiden Allen gives Santa Claus a high five after a brief visit during the Malden Chambermaids’ Breakfast With Santa held this past Saturday at the Bootheel Youth Museum. Holding Zaiden is his mother Kaitlyn Allen.
Photo by Trina Bell, staff

As Christmas nears and everyone gets geared up by doing their holiday shopping, or baking their family’s favorite holiday treats, the children are usually waiting on one thing, Santa Claus!

From 8 until 11 am. this past Saturday, all the children who came out to see Santa Claus, got to do more than just see the man in red. The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden hosted it’s annual ‘Breakfast With Santa.’

Breakfast with Santa is an annual event presented by the Malden Chambermaids, a volunteer auxiliary to the Malden Chamber of Commerce. For just $1, children not only got to have breakfast with Santa and they even got to meet a few of Santa’s helpers.

During the Breakfast with Santa, children were able to give Santa their latest revised toy lists and hope they remain on his ‘nice list’ until his arrival in just a couple of weeks.

As part of the Chambers’ ‘Breakfast With Santa,’ children had a chance to do their own gift shopping at a discounted rate. A small gift shop was set up, where children could purchase gifts for their parents for just $1.50 and for an additional $3, parents were able to get a photo of their children with Santa and the beautiful Mrs. Claus.

“We had an extremely busy day,” said chambermaid Flo Bennett. “Due to a mix-up in the scheduling, we extended the breakfast by one hour which made for a long morning but we are glad so many children were able to attend,” she added.

To all the children who didn’t get to make it this past weekend, don’t worry. Santa said to be on your best behavior and he will be paying you a visit Christmas Eve, but only after you’re asleep!

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