Breakfast With Santa and Mrs. Claus returns to the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center | New


Breakfast With Santa and Mrs. Claus has returned to his place for 2021.

“It’s so good to have everyone here,” said Bill Haberthur, secretary of the Bethel Park Historical Society, at the Dec. 4 event. “Last year we had to do it at Simmons Park, and it just wasn’t the same.






Father Christmas, also known as Joseph Hancsak.



After a drive-thru version in 2020, the historical society was able to host this year’s breakfast at its headquarters, the Schoolhouse Arts and History Center on South Park Road.

“We really felt we could do it because we have a 12,000 square foot building, and now that the second floor is heated and air conditioned, we could spread out a bit more,” Haberthur said.

Breakfast, provided by Ray Piacquadio of Pasta Too, was served in three spacious rooms on the first floor. As the youth and their families ate, they were greeted by Joseph and Beth Hancsak resuming their annual role of Clauses.

On the second floor, Santa Claus spoke with the children while Mrs. Claus handed out gift bags donated by Kim McKinney of South Park Shops. The historical society also recognized Jackie Coates of Jadon Trucking for her financial donation aimed at making the event possible.

Also upstairs, Jim and Noreen Modery were on hand with a magnificent display of model trains featuring three different calibers of trains.

“They have spent the last month organizing everything and have done a great job,” said Haberthur. “It worked really well. “






Owen ali

Owen Ali attends breakfast with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus as part of his first Christmas celebration.




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