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Council on Aging Christmas breakfast

NEWTON, N.C.—A Christmas tradition dating back more than 35 years continued on Dec. 3 with the Catawba County Council on Aging’s annual Christmas breakfast at the Newton Recreation Center.

Christmas breakfastMore than 130 seniors attended this year’s breakfast. Attendees enjoyed sausage biscuits, gravy, Danish pastries and fresh fruit as they sat at tables lined with red coverings and decorated with festive poinsettias. Servers wearing brightly-colored Santa Claus aprons moved between the tables, filling drinks and making sure everyone had plenty to eat.

“We have a lot of folks that make this breakfast a tradition to start their holiday season,” Council on Aging Executive Director Mary Mode said. “It’s always like a big family reunion.”

Christmas breakfastGuests were treated to the tunes of Rev It Up, a band made up of several local Lutheran pastors who play a mix of blues, rock and roll, and contemporary Christian music. The band filled the room with classic Christmas carols as attendees sang along and danced.

“We’re happy to be able to host the Council on Aging’s Christmas breakfast at the Newton Recreation Center each year,” said Sandra Waters, Newton Parks and Recreation Department director. “It really gets everyone into the Christmas spirit.”

To view more photos from the breakfast, click here.