Scenes from Visit with Santa at the Elks Club in Southington

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On Saturday December 4th I took my daughter to see Santa at The Southington Elks Lodge. The cost of admission? A non-perishable food item or monetary donation for Southington's Bread for Life.  At this wonderful event we got a FREE picture with Santa, enjoyed many fun arts and crafts and listened to a great performance by the Southington High School Band!  And I almost forgot the goodies at the bake sale - they were yummy! 

visit with santa

We are grateful to the sponsors of this event: The Southington High School Band Backers and The Southington Elks Club.  All this to support a great cause - the Southington Bread for Life...

Feeding the hungry has been Bread for Life’s number one priority for over 25 years.  Their mission, of course, is made possible because of the generous support received from the Southington Community.
Now more than ever more and more Southington residents require assistance.  "We have an opportunity everyday to help one another.  There are so many people who are truly hurting.  If we can ease their pain by making sure that hunger is not an issue, then we have accomplished our mission,” stated Bill McDougall.

Click here to find out more about the Southingotn Bread for Life mission and what you can do to help.  The amazing community spirit is one of the many reasons I love living and working in the Town of Southington AND supporting those in need! (I realize the picture quality isn't the greatest.  I'm hoping Santa brings me a new camera for Christmas!)

This is Day 17 of my Be Thankful Challenge.  It is so very important to express gratitude because ...."Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling.  It can resolve disputes.  It can strengthen friendships.  And it makes us better men and women."  ~Gordon B. Hinckley



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Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, Former Realtor®, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions - specializing in assisting seniors with their downsize moves and offering Home2Home Transitions seminars. Karen is also the Social Media Manager and Administrative Coordinator for Prudential CT Realty, in Madison, CT and Co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System - an interactive multi-media program teaching do-it-yourself homeowners EVERYHTING they need to know about preparing a home for sale. Stay up to date on the latest staging and home decor trends by visiting Karen & Ann's Home Sale Success Blog.  


Comments (5)

Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Karen, Great cause with a nice benefit for the kids!  Pics with Santa are always fun.

Dec 07, 2010 10:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Karen this sounds like a really nice event, but that is a pretty big elf in the picture.  I thought they were little guys ......... LOL

Dec 08, 2010 07:10 AM
Steve Baklaich
RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate - Saint Cloud, MN
Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always.

Karen; What a great cause to be involved with, and to take your daughter to. Helping folks who don't have as much as we do is a good thing especially at this time of year!

Dec 08, 2010 11:37 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

What a great cause, Karen.  I hope they refilled all of their shelves.  Whenever I have a two for one coupon, I use it and give away the "free" one.  Also, whenever they have the REALLY big sales on soups and other canned goods, I buy double.  Our CE classes here used to charge us $5 worth of canned goods for the food pantries or $5 worth of bottled water.  Since the CE classes typically run $10 per class, I always donate twice as much. 

Dec 08, 2010 04:26 PM
Julissa Jumper
Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

Karen: That's the biggest elf I've ever seen! Don't you just love Christmas--Americans are such generous people!

Dec 10, 2010 11:10 PM