The annual Breakfast with Santa program sponsored by the Franklin Center of Beaver County was held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Broadcast Street Café in Aliquippa. Hundreds of children and their families were treated to a hot breakfast, photos with Santa, candy canes, a new book and a free toy. Local law enforcement officers from the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office, Aliquippa, Center, Monaca, New Brighton, Rochester from the Beaver County Community and Police Coalition served the children and their families breakfast and many of their family members also volunteered, also serving breakfast and taking pictures and video of the morning’s festivities.
This event would not have been possible without the assistance of many generous sponsors. In addition to the local law enforcement agencies and the Community and Police Coalition, these include: Trooper Robin Mungo and the Pennsylvania State Troopers, Aliquippa Councilman Donald Walker, Dr. Pete Carbone, Superintendent of the Aliquippa School District, the City of Aliquippa and Mayor Dwan Walker, Toys for Tots, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, St. Titus Roman Catholic Parish, Junak’s, Beaver County Commissioner Tony Amadio, Beaver County Register of Wills Tracy Patton, Janet Swihart, District Magistrate of Hopewell Township, Auto Zone in Aliquippa, Rochester, and Chippewa, State Representative Rob Matzie, Advanced Communications LLC, eQuip Books, Brenda Sims, the B.F. Jones Memorial Library, the United Methodist Women, Helping Hands Charity Club, Pappa Johns of Aliquippa, Aliquippa Varsity Cheerleaders, Linda Miller of Lawrence County Community Action Partnership, Chief Kramer of the Center Twp. Police Department, and Chief Couch and Asst. Chief Perciavalle of the Aliquippa Police Department.