Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of East Providence readies annual holiday breakfast


EAST PROVIDENCE — Share the holiday spirit Thanksgiving weekend at Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of East Providence’s annual Holiday Breakfast. Parents of past scholarship recipients will cook up a hearty breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria of East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Ave.

The menu features scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, French toast, baked beans, hash browns, Danish pastry, muffins, apple and orange juice and coffee. Adult tickets are $8.  Children age 5 to 12 are $4 and children under 5 are free. Included with a child’s tickets are a photo with Santa, ornament making, holiday body art and creative activities. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Breakfast goers can bid on 50 silent auction gift packages valued at more than $8,000, including a Red Sox baseball autographed by Shane Victorino, Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World, Samsonite luggage, an iPod Touch donated by Pawtucket Credit Union and a BBQ party for 20 at BoneYard BBQ. Also featured are ski passes, tickets to the Boston Pops at Providence Performing Arts Center, Disney on Ice tickets, as well as theatre and concert packages, restaurant packages, family fun packages and more. The raffle is filled with toys, movie packages, jewelry, entertainment and holiday-themed items.

Local businesses and organizations have been very supportive of the event. Sponsors include Barlow Designs, the Chorus of East Providence, Perry/McStay Funeral Home and Wood’s Heating Service.

Proceeds from the event will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships for East Providence students continuing their education at college or career/technical school.


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