The sound of sleigh bells is growing louder as the time approaches for Santa to land his sleigh in front of Middle Tennessee Christian School. He will once again be the honored guest at the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro at their 17th annual Hotcakes and Holly fundraising breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 7.
"Parents will be able to take pictures of their child with Santa," said event chair Phil King.
The Hotcakes & Holly Breakfast will take place from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets are only $8.00 for the breakfast. Tickets can be purchased through Rotary Club of Murfreesboro members or at the door.
Included within the ticket price will be live entertainment from Johnny B and the Balladeers, Middle Tennessee Christian School choir, and actors from Center for the Arts presentation of Frozen. And there will be lots of pancakes, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and orange juice served up by members of the Rotary Club, and their youth programs, Interact and Rotaract.
Proceeds from the event go to local literacy based non-profits, as the Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has chosen to put their main focus on community literacy.
"This fundraiser allows our Rotary club to give to many local organizations," said King. "We give to Read to Succeed, Books from Birth, the massively successful Southeastern Young Adult Book Conference, and our annual Dictionary Project, where we give every third grader in Rutherford and Cannon Counties their own dictionary."
"Nothing says Christmas likes pancakes," said club President John Hinkle. "It is a great time for the community to come together and get the Christmas Season started."
The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro turned 100 years old in October of this year. Members have worked hard over the years to increase the quality of life for everyone in Murfreesboro, and Rutherford County. Rotary International has a distinguished history of more than 115 years, and is one of the oldest civic clubs in the world.