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Santa Claus is coming to St. Lucie Mets Clover Park!

The brothers share their wish lists with Santa in 2021 New Horizons Breakfast with Santa event at Clover Park.

FREE all-you-can-eat breakfast and lots of holiday activities for kids

PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL: November 17, 2022 – The New Horizons 6e Annual breakfast with Santa Claus will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the St. Lucie Mets Clover Park, 31 Piazza Drive in Port St. Lucie. Local children ages 17 and under will receive a free all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with all the trimmings, plus a photo opportunity with Santa at this family-friendly event. Adult admission is $5, or bring an unwrapped toy or gift card.

Sponsored by Stewart Materialsthe Saint Lucia Food, Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucia County, St. Lucia County Board of Children’s Services, Treasure Coast Photography Center, Terilco Events & Decoration, Keller Guillaume Jupiterand Mary Kay – Jerry Koedyker, this event is a holiday extravaganza sure to get attendees into the spirit of the season. Breakfast with Santa features delicious food, souvenir photos with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick, cookie decorating, Christmas crafts, face painting, and dance party contests with prizes.

“This event is so much fun for kids of all ages, from all walks of life – creating memories they will carry with them throughout their lives as a cherished holiday tradition,” explained William Wims, CEO of New Horizons, a local not-for-profit mental health and addictions organization. use recovery provider.

“Healthy activities in a safe, family environment have a positive impact on children in our community,” he said.

The all-you-can-eat menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausages, juices and hot chocolate. The Treasure Coast Photography Center will be for the 6e again, professional quality photos of attendees with Santa to take home, and the Board of Children’s Services will also be giving away free grade-level books.

Everlasting volunteer Kevin Lake, one of the most amazing Santa Clauses, returns from Tampa to represent Bella’s Wings, a non-profit organization he started in memory of a young girl who lost her life to cancer.

All toys and gift cards collected at the event will be donated to children and teens from low-income and foster families associated with New Horizons.

“A lot of these kids wouldn’t have anything to open on Christmas morning without our efforts,” Wims said.

If your organization, club or church is interested in hosting a toy drive or adopting a family for the 2023 holiday season, there are several options available to you. Additional funds raised at Breakfast with Santa help purchase supplies and beautify facilities to improve engagement and enhance the therapy experience.

Each year, New Horizons serves an average of 15,000 adults and children, ages 4 and older, in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. The agency also provides drug and alcohol prevention and anti-bullying programs to 23,000 students in area schools, kindergarten through 12th grade.

As expected, the ramifications of a global pandemic have been enormous for mental health. Since the start of covid, almost 70% of New Horizons customers have no source of income or insurance, but no one is turned away for lack of financial resources.

Established in 1958, New Horizons has nine outpatient offices conveniently located throughout the region, as well as inpatient programs at the main campus on Midway Road in Fort Pierce. The agency also has a 24-hour helpline and a mobile response team that provides mental health care directly to someone in need, day or night, free of charge.

For more information on Breakfast with Santa Claus or services at New Horizons, please visit or call 772-672-8333.


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