Santa Claus visits Eisenhower Elementary

Santa Claus paid a visit to Eisenhower Elementary School, Coon Rapids, Saturday morning.

Santa Claus hands out candy canes to children at the waffle breakfast at Eisenhower Elementary School, Coon Rapids, Saturday morning.

Santa Claus hands out candy canes to children at the waffle breakfast at Eisenhower Elementary School, Coon Rapids, Saturday morning.

Santa handed out candy canes to the children and had his photo taken with them, while the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club served a waffle breakfast.

The all-you-can-eat menu included not only waffles, but also sausage, milk and coffee.

This was the second year the holiday event has taken place at Eisenhower and organizers were pleased with the turnout.

With a hour left, more than 120 had showed up on a cold, snowy morning.

Most of them had registered in advance, but there were a good number of walk-ins.

The mission of the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club is to serve the needs of the Coon Rapids community through a wide range of volunteer projects, according to its website.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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