A visitor at Pancakes with Santa was happy to meet the man himself.A visitor at Pancakes with Santa was happy to meet the man himself.

      Pickaway-Ross Student Council spearheaded another successful community event at Saturday’s Pancakes with Santa. 

     Started in 2018, the format resumed this year to include a popular craft fair and gift-wrapping station after the 2020 event became an outdoor event because of COVID.

     More than 100 visitors came by for pancakes and beverages before getting a picture with Santa Claus. The commons were filled with more than a dozen craft vendors at tables while holiday music play.

     Donations made for breakfast and gift-wrapping was a fundraiser for Student Council.

      Another fundraiser taking place was the raffle (left) for a 4-X-6-foot, 220-pound American flag welded and painted by SkillsUSA members. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn Monday and proceeds will benefit the creation of a youth area at the Chillicothe VA Healing Garden.

     "It was such a blast seeing the smiling faces of young people, phenomenal community vendors being supported and the amazing work of our staff members and students," said Superintendent Jonathan Davis, who played Santa. “What a great day!”