On Dec. 7, Mt. Denson Church members, family and friends hosted the 15th annual Breakfast with Santa. This event is funded entirely by church members and free labor is provided by church members and helpers.
Among the helpers we have church members, family members of church members, friends of church members and young adults who attended the very first breakfast.
We especially missed our fellow church member, Herman “Jr.” Murphey with is this year. Jr. had worked many long hours in the kitchen preparing, cooking and cleaning both for this event and every event held at Mt. Denson. He passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. We were wonderfully blessed to count Jr. as a member of our church family as well as our friend.
About eight years ago, Mt. Denson began accepting donations to be used to provide for children in our area who would not have any Christmas gifts under their tree otherwise. After two years of buying and delivering toys ourselves we partnered with what is now Kiwanis for Kids.
This year Mt. Denson Church was able to donate over $1,300 to Kiwanis for Kids through the generosity of our guests and their families. This is the 6th year we have donated to Kiwanis for Kids and have been told this event provides the largest single donation for this program.
This year, for the first time ever, Devon Bush Bull, who attended the very first breakfast, brought her baby daughter, Ellysin Bull to have breakfast and her picture taken with Santa! To many families this event has become one of their Christmas traditions.
This event is open to anyone. Save your date for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 to join us for the 15th annual Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Denson Church. Registration will open Monday, Nov. 2 at 8 am. To register simply go to www.mtdensonchurch.org/santa.
Billy Mac and Karen Sweatt – Cofounders
Clint Sweatt – Ticket Booth
Linda Price – Ticket Booth
Gage Wilks – Conductor
Prayer Room – Amber Gower
Reindeer Food – Pam Murphey
Letters to Santa – Presley Richards
Ornaments – Kelly Richards
Coloring books and crayons – Stephanie Casey
Storybooks – Sara “TC” Arms
Christian Life Center Decoration – Karen Price
Christian Life Center Decoration – Melinda Price
Christian Life Center Decoration – Stacey Douglas
Christian Life Center Decoration – Candice Moore
Upstairs Decorations – Ashley Wilks
Upstairs Decorations – Gage Wilks
Upstairs Decorations – Lacey Wilks
Upstairs Decorations – Kelly Richards
Upstairs Decorations – Presley Richards
Upstairs Decorations – Clint Sweatt
Upstairs Decorations – Sheana Sweatt
Upstairs Decorations – Corbin Sweatt
Upstairs Decorations – Pam Murphey
Upstairs Decorations – Amber Gower
Santa’s Helper – Jean Blick
Photographer – Ashley Wilks
Photographer’s Helper – Kylie Jones
Photo Printing – Carter Casey
Photo Printing – Corbin Sweatt
Photo Printing – Wanda Cohea
Server – Natalie Sweatt
Server – Casey Sweatt
Server – Cathy Corbin
Server – John Cohea
Server – Izzy Castro
Kitchen – Billy Sweatt
Kitchen – Coop Gupton
Kitchen – Casey Sweatt
Kitchen – Ricky Ayres
Kitchen – Jimmy Ayres
Kitchen – Jr. Murphey – though not in body, he was there in spirit