Rotarians to host breakfast with Santa

Free event set for Dec. 10

For the Troy Daily News

TROY — The holiday season has just gotten a bit brighter for families in Miami County, thanks to the staff at Lincoln Community Center and Troy Rotarians. They have invited Santa Claus to come to breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 10, and he said he will be there with bells on.

He wants to invite families to join him for the fifth annual breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash Street in Troy, between 8:30-11 a.m. that day. The breakfast will be free-of-charge to those who make reservations and pick up their tickets by Thursday, Dec. 8.

Rotarian Melissa Kleptz has been the program leader since its inception.

“This event continues to be a highlight for the club each year,” she shared. “What makes it even more special is this will be the first time we will host the breakfast at Lincoln Community Center and can offer the meal for free,” Kleptz added. She noted that, thanks to the generosity of sponsors and successful fundraisers throughout the year, the club will underwrite the entire cost of the breakfast.

Reservations are required, and tickets will be distributed to those who request seats. Call the center at (937) 335-2715 by Thursday, Dec. 8 to make sure your name is on the list. Tickets can be picked up at the center. All children will have a chance to visit with Santa and get a framed 4-inch-by-6-inch picture with the Jolly Old Elf himself.

Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, visit

Free event set for Dec. 10