Join Family Promise of Greater Kingsport (FPGK) on Saturday, November 18th, 8:30-10:30 a.m. for the 8th annual pancake Breakfast with Santa’s Helper at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (corner of Broad Street and Charlemont Avenue, one block off historic Church Circle). In addition to breakfast, real-bearded Santa Milt will be on hand as Santa’s Helper for photos with individuals and families. Children and families can create simple holiday crafts.
For tickets contact the FPGK Day Center at 423-246-6500 or any FPGK Board Member. Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 3-12, under 3 eat for free. At the door, the price is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
One can become a FPGK Santa’s Helper’s Helper for a nominal fee ($10 for a Place Setting, $20 for a Chair, $100 per Table, $250 for an exclusive Table Sponsorship). Becoming a Santa’s Helper’s Helper is a great way to remember or honor a friend or family member. The Patronage Forms are due by noon, Monday, November 13th.
Breakfast with Santa’s Helper is a unique fund raiser and has become an important addition to FPGK’s annual activities to provide housing and transportation and build awareness of the challenges homeless families with minor children face each day in the Kingsport area. Each year, community participation and support has grown for the Breakfast. This Breakfast is not just for children. Even senior adults enjoy the food and fellowship!
Santa Milt, a.k.a, Milton Nelson, is a retired Kingsport City Schools choral director and music teacher. A master level graduate of the Santa Claus Academy, Santa Milt is a member of the Century Club of The Brotherhood of the Direct Descendants of Santa. As one of the original Four Horseman of the Kingsport Carousel Project trained at the Horsin Around Carving School (Soddy Daisy, TN), since February 2010, Santa Milt completed the carving of the little black horse, Nellie, and the big black wolf, Adahy, who escaped from Bays Mountain Park. In the “sweeps” (e.g., rafters) one can find Santa Milt’s peacock and Punk the Skunk.