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St. Francis Medical Center Hosts Brunch with Santa for the Community

The cafeteria at St. Francis Medical Center was transformed into Santa's Workshop on Saturday, December 7th as children from the community enjoyed a host of activities. Hosted by the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation Community Fundraising Council, over 150 children and their families joined in the Christmas festivities.
Photo Caption: Alexandra Lux of Trenton smiles as she sits on Santa's lap as the St. Francis Medical Center hosts Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th in Trenton.
The children enjoyed arts and crafts, and face painting after a continental breakfast.  Singers from Villa Victoria Academy performed many Christmas carols for the crowd.  Making reindeer food was a big hit.  But the main event was visiting with Santa Claus!  Children got their picture taken with Santa and left with wonderful goodie bags.  Santa, portrayed by Brian Bennett, Vice President/GM Lawrence Lexus and Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees represented the North Pole in true fashion.

There were many sponsors that made the event possible for everyone in the community.  CareOne Ewing provided coloring books and crayons for the goodie bags.  The other supporting sponsors were: Lawrence Lexus, Chris Birkenstamm, Cocco Enterprises, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Clair, the Honorable and Mrs. Anthony Persichilli and Hamilton Continuing Care. We also had many contributors who sponsored children to come to the event.

The Community Fundraising Council plans a variety of events for the community throughout the year such as "A Toast to Your Health" which was held on November 7th this year.  This was the first Brunch with Santa.  Norma Monaghan, President & CEO of the Foundation commented "The Council wanted to do something for the children in the city of Trenton and we are so pleased to have had such a wonderful turn out." 

For more information about the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation and the Community Fundraising Council, please contact Norma Monaghan at 609-599-5115.

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