Linda Bottjer

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December 8, 2011
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Santa comes to Incline Village early for a 'fun raiser' brunch

A Christmas mystery at The Chateau in Incline Village will be solved Saturday morning, Dec. 10.

What Santa eats to maintain his famed and acclaimed rotund physique will be discovered.

At the annual Brunch with Santa held by Tahoe Family Solutions and in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, the jolliest of elves and attendees will have quite an array to tasty morsels to choose from.

Scrambled eggs and bacon, hash-browned potatoes, cereals and cinnamon sticks with a spicy taste TFS Chairperson Polly Wolfe describes as "killer good."

Offered with two seatings, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, the event is not a fundraiser. But rather a fun raiser for the organization dedicated to low- and no-cost counseling, psychiatry and education to children and families at North Shore.

As it has for more than five years the community pulls together to ensure everyone has a terrific time.

First, a photo with Santa for each child starts the celebration.

What is a holiday event without a present?


TFS provides not just one, but two gifts for each child.

One comes from a local group which likes to share the talents of working with hands. The Woodchuckers have given classic wooden toys from planes, trains to old fashioned stick horses powered by physical energy rather than a battery.

Wolfe said additional plush toys from Macy's in Reno will be available to be raffled off for easy holiday shopping while enjoying the fun.

The enchantment of the season is heightened by the magic of captivating tricks performed by Dennis Dobies.

Crafts are an important part of Brunch with Santa.

"These kids are really terrific," said Wolfe in regard to the Junior Girl Scout Troop, led by Wendy Corey. Yearly, the girls, from grades 4 to 6, help other children with making crafts.

One of the favorites among the younger set are the marshmallow snowmen and pretzel sticks reindeer.

While this time of year can be a rough time for families the Brunch with Santa's menu of fun and food provides happy and harmonious holiday memory.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 8, 2011 01:24PM Published Dec 8, 2011 01:20PM Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.