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MAGIC VALLEY FESTIVAL OF GIVING BREAKFAST WITH SANTA morning is ‘organized chaos.’ But you’d never know it’s chaos because we have it down so well.” The Christmas season starts early for Don Olson, the head chef of Soran Catering. It starts at 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, as he and his co-workers, including head caterer Kim Reagan, fire up the grills and ovens to cook breakfast for about 1,200 tiny tots attending the Magic Valley Festival of Giving’s annual Breakfast with Santa. Falls Brand link sausages go on the grills first, followed by a couple thousand eggs scrambled with shredded Agropur Cheese. The breakfast also includes Chobani Yogurt, Clif Bars, McDonald’s apples and Meadow Gold milk. “The organizers approached us and asked if we could cook for a thousand people, and I said we do that all the time,” said Olson, who presides over the catering business, Depot Grill and the Turf Club. “The best way I can describe that Fleur de Lis Ranch 3477 N. 2900 E. Twin Falls, Idaho (near Magic Valley Regional Airport) Breakfast with Santa is designed for the youngest members of the Magic Valley community. Held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fleur de Lis Ranch, it’s free with admission to the general exhibition, which is $1, or a new unwrapped toy, or canned food items. There’ll be live entertainment on the stage and plenty of photo ops with Santa. Music Magic Events donates their time and equipment to take free photos with Santa and the little ones during the breakfast. One of those who benefits from the event is CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates. The organization is among of the general fund. Last year, CASA multiple nonprofits that receive the received a little over $11,500 from the proceeds from the Festival. Festival. The money CASA receives helps “It’s a wonderful thing, especially for our the organization train volunteers to be a voice for kids in court. kids in foster care,” said Cathy Floyd, CASA’s board president. “Oftentimes, kids who are in the system don’t get as much Most who support the Festival have attention during the holidays. It’s too bad similar views to those of Falls Brand and Soran Catering. “We’re more than happy because it’s not their fault they’re in the to help out for a good cause,” said John system. So, this makes sure that they get Howard, Falls Brand’s vice president of to experience some of the seasonal joy.” sales and marketing. “It’s such a festive CASA volunteers are appointed by courts event with children singing, visiting Santa and enjoying a healthy breakfast. Plus, to advocate for neglected and abused children in eight counties in South-Central it’s so important to help the nonprofits at this time of year because this is the time Idaho. CASA currently has 274 children of year their budgets are running out.” that it’s advocating for; it served 500 “It’s a good cause, giving money back to children during the last calendar year. local charities in our community,” said First Federal Bank sponsors CASA’s tree Don Olsen. “I’ve got to give credit to the rest of the community—they put together for the festival. Each nonprofit receives a tremendous amount of effort to pull this the money from their sponsorship and thing off and we’re happy to be part of it.” sale of their tree in addition to a portion General ExhibitionAdmission Open to the public Nov. 22-25, 2019 November 23rd • November 24th • November 25th $1.00 ~ or ~ a canned food item ~ or ~ a new, unwrapped toy Saturday 9am-5pm • Sunday 12pm-5pm • Monday 10am - 4pm Live Entertainment All Day Every Day Pictures with Princesses NEW Breakfast with Santa Free Breakfast & Pictures with Santa (with admission) Saturday Nov. 23rd 9am-11am Hot Breakfast Provided by: Friday • Nov. 22nd 6pm (Ticketed Event) Sunday • Nov. 24th 1pm-3pm Saturday Nov. 23rd 7pm (ticketed event) LIVE & SILENT AUCTION Senior Social Monday November 25th 10am-4pm Serving Cookies, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Coffee and Cider Free Ornaments to All Seniors. 100% of Proceeds Benefit 30+ Local Nonprofit Organizations Tickets & Information Available At: Like us on Facebook for current updates! Fleur de Lis Ranch 3477 N. 2900 E. • Twin Falls, Idaho (near Magic Valley Regional Airport)

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