Tickets are on sale now for annual family event
By Stacey Tucker
Weston Women’s League
Tickets for the annual Children’s Holiday Breakfast, sponsored by the Weston Women’s League (WWL), are on sale. This annual Weston kick-off to the holiday season is taking place at a new location, Weston Intermediate School from 9-12 on Sunday, December 5th.
The event features a pancake and sausage breakfast, arts and crafts and a moon bounce. Shoppers may enjoy a Holiday Gift Boutique, where an array of local vendors will showcase their crafts and goods. The kids’ craft selection will include designing holiday cards, decorating cell phone covers, scratch art and beading.
Proceeds from this family event will benefit Weston Social Services and Children’s Connection. Weston Social Services provides enormous help to the community. Some of their worthwhile programs include: Crisis Intervention; Coordination of Meals on Wheels Program and Dial-a-Ride; Short Term Counseling/Diagnosis and Referral; Assistance with Energy Assistance Applications – Warm Up Fund and N.E.O.N.; Child and Elderly Protective Services Referrals; and Collaboration with the Senior Center and Youth Services Programs.
The Children’s Connection, a program of the Human Services Council, has been responding to the community’s needs of neglected, physically and sexually abused children and their families for thirty-five years. The Children’s Connection, one of seven fully accredited child advocacy centers in Connecticut, is a member of the National Children’s Alliance. The goals of The Children’s Connection include: decreasing the incidence of neglect and child sexual/physical abuse; supporting children and families in crisis with neglect and sexual/physical abuse issues; and increasing awareness of neglect and child sexual/physical abuse services.
Tickets for the Children’s Holiday Breakfast can be purchased by contacting League member Kerry Scaramuzza at firstname.lastname@example.org. Family tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Individual tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Momma says: We went last year and had a lot of fun. The kids enjoyed meeting Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The breakfast was decent. If I recall correctly, the moon bounce and crafts were extra (just so you know to bring extra cash), but it’s all for charity. The gift boutique, some displays by talented local moms, made our Christmas shopping easier last year. A good time will be had by all.