About 300 adults and children converged on the Lehighton Recreation Center to take part in the annual Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Breakfast with Santa.

After gathering their gifts and meeting with Santa Claus, the children and their parents and grandparents dined on pancakes and sausage. Entertainment was provided by "The Doctor" of Penn's Peak Radio.

Carbon Model Railroad Society provided a model train display at the event.

Proceeds of the event will benefit several organizations, including Dream Come True, Toys for Tots, glasses for needy families, Friends of Animals cat shelter and other projects of Lions International.

Coordinating the project was Alicia Shutack-Silliman.

Silliman said that Breakfast with Santa is one of the club's biggest fundraisers.

"Doing events for children is one of our missions," said Silliman.