Eat pancakes with Santa

While people traditionally leave milk and cookies for Santa Claus, a fundraiser is giving local residents an opportunity to enjoy pancakes while seeing the jolly old elf.

The Friends of Historic Vernon are hosting a public pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Vernon Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, 155 E. Washington St.

Santa Claus will be available for photographs with children and their families.

The cost of photographs is included in the $6 ticket price of the pancake breakfast.

The breakfast menu will include unlimited pancakes, sausage, toast and milk, juice and coffee.

“It’s a fundraiser but we think it will be something different and a lot of fun,” Vernon Mayor Dan Wright said.

The Friends of Historic Vernon is a nonprofit organization that features a group of volunteers that work to promote and preserve the history of the town of Vernon.

The group is hoping to raise money to purchase additional playground equipment at the Commons playground in Vernon and at the playground near the old gymnasium in Vernon. All donations are tax refundable.

Also, the nonprofit would also like to raise enough money this year to plant flowers and trees in Vernon, Wright said.