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Holiday events set

Buckingham County Public Schools (BCPS) is set to hold two holiday-centered events Saturday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to get its students and community members in the Christmas spirit.

The first, Breakfast with Santa, will take place from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Buckingham County High School (BCHS) cafeteria and concourse area, BCHS Principal Rudolph Roethel said.

Breakfast is $3 for an adult and $2.50 for children 10 years of age and younger.

The event is sponsored by the BCHS Prom Club, Roethel said.

Roethel said in an email that the club was started by High School Special Education Teacher and Varsity Cheerleading Sponsor Pamela Stanley in 2003.

“The main reason for Breakfast for Santa was not only for a fundraiser but also for children who otherwise would not have the chance to meet Santa at the malls,” Roethel said. Proceeds will benefit the Prom Club.

Kids will have an additional chance to enjoy holiday festivities after breakfast.

Roethel said a Christmas Movie Marathon, set to begin at noon and continue until 5 p.m., will show the three “Santa Clause” movies starring Tim Allen at the school auditorium.

He said participants can purchase a lunch for $3, which includes a hot dog, a drink and chips.

Roethel said this movie marathon is one of several monthly movie nights various BCHS clubs have sponsored. He said proceeds from snacks and other concessions sold during the events go to the school’s Benevolence Fund, which helps people in need in the community.

“The BCHS clubs work it together, and the students in those clubs sell the items, set up and clean up afterwards,” Roethel said. He noted that participants during Saturday’s movie marathon can also donate to the Benevolence Fund.

“Our intent is to provide a safe and fun place for our students (young and older) and to celebrate the spirit of Christmas,” Roethel said.