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Santa eats breakfast with Buckley youths

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Mr. Claus poses with 4year old Ava Petty daughter of Lt.Col. George Petty,460th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander on Dec. 11, 2010. Santa posed for photos with children to allow keepsakes for the parents.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Mr. Claus poses with 4year old Ava Petty daughter of Lt.Col. George Petty,460th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander on Dec. 11, 2010. Santa posed for photos with children to allow keepsakes for the parents.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Lt.Col George Petty, 460th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander, and his daughter Ava Petty speaks with a sponsor at the breakfast with Santa event. Sponsors such as USAA, and the Colorado Technical University came to help share information to guest.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Lt.Col George Petty, 460th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander, and his daughter Ava Petty speaks with a sponsor at the breakfast with Santa event. Sponsors such as USAA, and the Colorado Technical University came to help share information to guest.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Clause arrives at the Leadership Development Center on Dec 11, 2010.Children watched as Santa's arrival was show to them at the event.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Clause arrives at the Leadership Development Center on Dec 11, 2010.Children watched as Santa's arrival was show to them at the event.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

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Parents and kids participants in the  breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 11, 2010. Breakfast was provided by Burger King to feed the families.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Parents and kids participants in the breakfast with Santa event on Dec. 11, 2010. Breakfast was provided by Burger King to feed the families.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

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The Aurora Symphony Orchestra plays holiday music during the breakfast with Santa event Dec. 11, 2010. The Orchestra performed popular Christmas songs such as Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and many others for the families.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The Aurora Symphony Orchestra plays holiday music during the breakfast with Santa event Dec. 11, 2010. The Orchestra performed popular Christmas songs such as Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and many others for the families.(Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe.)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Santa Claus recently took a break from his busy schedule at the North Pole to eat breakfast with Buckley children.

In addition to eating breakfast, children also had the opportunity to sit and talk with Santa, giving him the ever important Christmas list. Before leaving, the youths also received two toys from Santa.

"I wanted to bring the holiday cheer to families and the kids," said 2nd Lt. Jack Craven, 460th Force Support Squadron, who volunteered for the event. That was accomplished as children left with toys in hand and smiles on their faces.
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