AUBURN, Mass. – The Bay Path Education Foundation invites Auburn residents to its annual Santa Breakfast at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m.
The fourth annual Santa Breakfast will be one of the major fundraisers hosted by the foundation to raise funds for its activities. The family-fun event is held in the Bay Path High School cafeteria, and the highlight is a visit from Santa Claus.
Santa greets the children and sits for pictures taken by the professional photographers at Casson-Foster. All families receive a free portrait, which is available before Christmas.
In addition to meeting Santa, “everyone enjoys the delicious pancake breakfast cooked by Bay Path volunteers,” Bay Path Superintendent John Lafleche said. “No one leaves the breakfast hungry, and the cooks are always complimented for their skilled presentation of the festive meal.”
The event also features face painting and a chance to win one of many donated holiday baskets and locally made gifts. Tickets are $5 per person, and it’s free for children 5 and younger.
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School is located at 57 Old Muggett Hill Road, Charlton. To contribute or help with this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The foundation, a 501(c) (3) charity, is a partnership with business, industry and education whose primary purpose is to recognize the achievements of vocational students.
In 2012, the foundation awarded $500 scholarships to 20 graduating seniors to offset the cost of post-secondary education or career-related tools. In addition, one student received a four-year renewable $500 scholarship.
The foundation recently began funding grant applications from Bay Path teachers. The grants allow teachers and students to work on unique, curriculum-based projects in their academic and vocational classrooms. Recently funded projects in solar energy, the study of world culture and the schoolwide science fair are increasing student knowledge in critical content areas, according to Lafleche.
The Bay Path district includes Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, North Brookfield, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer and Webster.