Join Us for the 19th Annual Red Stocking Breakfast!

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

In the Spirit of the Season… the Red Stocking Breakfast is being served Saturday morning at Carlos O'Kelly's down South Kansas Avenue near Croix.

The 19th Annual Red Stocking Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 10. All Proceeds will support Kansas Children’s Services League’s child abuse prevention and education services.

Enjoy live entertainment and a delicious breakfast served by local celebrities, including Governor and Mrs. Sam Brownback, Ralph Hipp and Melissa Brunner from WIBW, Topeka Police Chief, Ron Miller, Attorney General, Derek Schmidt and other city and county government officials; business leaders, and media personalities (see attached schedule for full listing of celebrity servers). Everyone’s seasonal favorite, Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus, will be stopping by for a visit and photos with children young and young at heart.

So, here the time and place:
This Saturday, December 10th, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Café
3425 South Kansas Avenue in Topeka

Major sponsors of the 2011 Red Stocking Breakfast are Carlos O’Kelly’s, U.S. Foods, Capitol Federal Foundation, WIBW, Westar Energy and Cox Communications.

Tickets for the Red Stocking Breakfast are $15 at the door or $12 in advance. The Red Stocking Breakfast is a continuance of a tradition of holiday giving to the Kansas Children’s Service League that started more than 80 years ago.

In the 1920s, individuals were invited to make holiday gifts to children living at KCSL’s receiving home, a temporary residence for orphaned or abandoned children. These children would hang their “Little Red Stockings” in anticipation of the generosity of community members. Attendees will have the chance to win a variety of exciting prizes, including an Apple iPad 2.

This December, in addition to the Topeka event, KCSL will host Red Stocking Breakfasts in Overland Park, Wichita, Liberal, Hutchinson and Garden City, KS. For more information or to purchase advance tickets visit

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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