A pancake breakfast with Santa and holiday market will be held Saturday, Nov. 22, to benefit the Alma Boys and Girls Club.

Members of the Women’s Community League of Alma are hosting the event at the Boys and Girls Club at 410 E. Main St. in Alma.

A pancake breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon kicks off the event, and a photographer from Heritage Portraits will be on hand to take free photos with Santa Claus.

Even those who do not want to participate in the breakfast can come get a photo with Santa, said Jennifer Wood, treasurer for the Women’s Community League of Alma.

"People can come for the picture; they don’t have to do the pancake breakfast," Wood said. "They can just come and shop and do the picture if they want to."

While the Women’s League is hosting the event to raise money for the Alma Boys and Girls Club, the league also wanted to offer the free photo as a community service, Wood said.

Breakfast plates for adults are $4 and include two to three pancakes, two sausages and a drink. Kids plates are $3 each and include one to two pancakes, one sausage and a drink.

Area businesses are providing groceries for the meal and League volunteers will prepare the food.

Two $250 cash prizes will be given away at the end of the event during a raffle drawing. Raffle tickets can be purchased from a Women’s League volunteer or at the event for $1 each, or six for $5.

Women’s League members decided to hold the raffle for cash because "that’s something everybody can use at Christmastime," Wood said.

A holiday market featuring area vendors is being held throughout the event. Vendors will be selling items such as crafts, jewelry, makeup, furniture and artwork.

Women’s League members have held a pancake breakfast for the boys and girls club for the past three years. About $2,200 was raised from last year’s breakfast, Wood said.

Fees to rent a vendor booth, which are $20 and include one 8-foot folding table and two chairs, also add to the money raised for the club.

Parents, kids and non-parents from Alma and the surrounding community are all encouraged to come, Wood said.

For more information, contact Wood at (479) 459-3273.