Rotary Club of Bedford: 2013 Breakfast with Santa

December 17, 2013
Bedford Rotary's 2013 Breakfast with Santa -- Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved
Bedford Rotary’s 2013 Breakfast with Santa — Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved

Santa is never slowed down by a little snow or ice, so he turned up in fine fettle to greet local families during the Rotary Club of Bedford’s annual Breakfast with Santa on December 15.

Dozens of volunteers decorated the Bedford High School cafeteria; prepared the hearty breakfasts — pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages or cereal; created a zoo-full of balloon animals; painted faces; and warmly greeted the families who arrived — some on foot — to say hello to Santa.

Everyone who spoke with Santa received a photo, courtesy of sponsor Middlesex Savings Bank, and all the guests were invited to the Goddard School’s craft table.

In addition to the fun, two of the Rotary Club’s service projects were on display:

  • Bedford’s 2013 Citizen of the Year Ralph Hammond registered individuals and children who might want to become Trail Stewards as the Circuit Trail project moves forward; and
  • Proceeds from the giant panda raffle tickets will benefit the Rotary’s Pay it Forward meal-packing program planned for spring 2014.

Santa’s Helpers: Middlesex Savings Bank and the Goddard School

Rudy’s Reindeers: Braver & Company PC; Covanta Haverhill, Inc.; Flatbread Company; Next Step Living; the LEAP School, Taylor and Lloyd; and Wegman’s

Additional Sponsors: Advocare; Align8Yoga; Baer Family Chiropractic; Ann Marie Barr of the Higgins Group; Bedford Children’s Center; Bedford Cupcakes; Bedford Dental Associates; Bedford Florist; Bedford Jewelers; Bedford Police Department; Brown & Brown; BSC Kid Program; Callahan’s Karate;; Cambridge Savings Bank; Carlton & Duran; Chip-In Farm; Christine Pinney Marketing; Concord Children’s Center; Debi Malone; Realtor; Diana Jarvis; Coldwell Banker; Domestic Violence Services Network; Inc.; Donald Koundakjian; Esq.; DSA Printing; Edward Jones Investments; F.W. Webb; Gallant Electric; Garrison Knight Financial Planning; Greenpark Mortgage; Holly Bloomfield Photography; Jessica Ristuccia; Leary Auto Repair; Lexington Alarm; Linda Cargiuolo; William Raveis; Medical Psychology Center; Moisin Ace Hardware; NE Nurseries; Northern Bank & Trust Company; Old Bedford Package Store; Oscar DePriest, DMD; Pino Colasante Hair Studio; Primrose School of Burlington ; RER Dumpster Removal; RER Fuel; Riggio Auto Repair; Roark Law Office; Rober Survey; ServPro of Lexington; Sora; Steve’s House of Pizza; Susanna Natti; Taylor & Lloyd; Terrence Parker; The Edge Sports Center at Bedford ; The Higgins Group Lexington; TL Nails Spa; Whole Foods Market; Worcester Sharks.

Heading home - Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved
Heading home – Image (c) Christine Smith, 2013 all rights reserved
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Peter Colgan
December 22, 2013 7:48 am

Thanks to the Bedford Citizen for covering this event, and thanks to all of our sponsors! Without their help we could not do Rotary’s good work in Bedford and throughout the world. Those who are interested in our Pay it Forward Meals for Haiti event are invited to attend an informational session on January 7th. For more info, visit

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