Santa comes to breakfast for A Secret Safe Place for Newborns

Santa got an early start in Blount County at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, when A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee held its 4th annual “Breakfast With Santa” event at Applebee’s on Alcoa Highway.

Children and their families enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, sausage links and a drink for a $5 donation to the Secret Safe Place work. The goal of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns is to prevent newborn abandonment by raising awareness of Tennessee’s Safe Haven Law. The law allows the anonymous surrender of unharmed newborns up to three-days-old to designated facilities without fear of prosecution for the mother. For more information, please contact the business office at 865-254-2208 or access the website at

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