Celebrating 35 Years of Warmth and Community Spirit: The Rotary Club of Bedford’s Winter Community Breakfast

November 21, 2023

As winter approaches, the Rotary Club of Bedford is gearing up for a momentous occasion – the 35th Annual Winter Community Breakfast (formerly known as Breakfast with Santa). This year the event is from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 10 at Bedford High School, offering an extraordinary morning filled with joy, community spirit, and a multitude of delightful activities for all ages. Tickets can be purchased online at bedford-rotary.square.site

Bedford High School will be transformed into a winter wonderland, embracing the holiday season’s festive spirit. The morning begins with a hot pancake breakfast that includes sausages, scrambled eggs, and an array of breakfast items. 

While indulging in a delicious breakfast, children and families can also partake in winter crafts, immersing themselves in the creative spirit of the season. Each child attending the event will receive a commemorative coloring book to take home. Children of all ages can enjoy games and activities inspired by various cultural traditions, celebrating the coming of winter together. 

For families who celebrate Christmas, there will be the chance to meet and have free photos taken with Santa Claus, creating cherished memories for years to come.

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The core objective of the Winter Community Breakfast remains constant – to raise funds to be used by the Bedford Rotary Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making positive change in Bedford and around the world. 

In 2022-2023, the Foundation supported initiatives such as Destination Imagination, BHS Interact, the Bedford Police Department, Backpacks and school supplies for families in need, Scouts, BHS Musical, and the Parents Diversity Council within Bedford itself. Beyond Bedford, the Foundation’s reach extended to Lowell (Girls, Inc.), Appalachia (St. Paul’s service trip), Sierra Leone (school supplies), Ukraine (clothing), and even international meal packaging with Rise Against Hunger. Additionally, the Foundation was involved in planting a native pollination system garden growing right in the center of Town, promoting environmental sustainability and the well-being of local ecosystems.

The Rotary is seeking sponsors for the event. Any individual or business/organization who wants to host an activity table at the event or place an ad in the commemorative coloring book that will be distributed to 300 children can do so through Friday, Dec. 1. Learn more on the sponsor page. Current sponsors include: Barrett Sotheby’s – Mimi Henning & Diane Hughes, Bedford Family Lawyer, Enterprise Bank, Chestnut Dental, Keller Williams Realty – Debbie Spencer Group, Middlesex Savings Bank, and The Residence at Bedford.

Student and adult volunteers are needed to help run the Winter Community Breakfast. Please sign up via Signupgenius. High school students will be given credit for community service hours.

If you are looking to connect with a group of adults who enjoy serving the Bedford community and beyond, consider joining the Rotary Club of Bedford. This is a non-religious, non-political organization that is part of Rotary International, which earns a 100 percent score and a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. 

Visit BedfordMARotary.org, or email [email protected] to learn more. 

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