Santa came early this year to two local fire stations when HomeGrown Restaurant Concepts presented both Fire Station 19 and Fire Station 10 with two checks totaling $7,500 to help with restoration. HomeGrown Restaurant Concepts’ annual Breakfast With Santa fundraiser sold out at Osteria 832 on December 3, and Doc Chey’s on December 10. The proceeds from these events helped bring the nine-year fundraising total to almost $50,000.

The annual event featured a sit-down breakfast including pancakes, eggs and chicken sausage, and a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus, who arrived on top of a fire truck to greet the eager children with their Christmas wish lists. Tickets were $20 per person and all proceeds from the ticket sales were donated directly to the fire stations.

For more information, visit www.homegrownrestaurants.com .

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.