The Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus Council #4952 held their seventh annual Breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec. 15 at the St. Stephen-St. Edward School gym in Warwick. Over 150 children, along with their families, enjoyed a breakfast that included waffles, sausage, and potatoes. As they have in past years, ShopRite of Warwick generously donated the food for the event.
Volunteers from the Knights, family members, the Women’s Sodality, and the youth of the parish all helped to make the breakfast a tremendous success. The toys for the breakfast were donated by the Catholic Institute of the Food Industry and ESM Ferolie and their employees. Chris Rosado, from Allen Christopher Professional Photography Software, once again donated his time and service to provide a free photo with Santa for each child.
Bob Long and Ernie Nitschke, co-chairs of the event, along with Grand Knight Lloyd VanDuzer, would like to give special thanks to St. Stephen Pastor Fr. Jack Arlotta, St. Stephen-St. Edward School Principal Bethany Negersmith, School Secretary Jill Lewis, and Custodian Rich Held for their support and help to make the event so special.
The Knights also would like to thank the generosity of the Warwick community for their donations to the annual Christmas for Kids Toy Drive. The toys collected all went to local children in need who might not otherwise receive a toy this Christmas.