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A very Merry Christmas breakfast

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Most restaurant signs read closed on Christmas day, but on place was open for breakfast -- Bob's Chicken in Sioux Falls.

Owner Ben Weiland doesn't want anyone to go hungry on what is supposed to be a merry day.

The price was even jollier -- free.

"We've donated all the food for this operation. Anyone who is hungry in Sioux Falls can come in until 10 o'clock, have a free breakfast on me and make a donation to the Knights of Columbus where it is eventually going to end up with the Saint Michaels Youth Mission's Program," said Weiland.

Started three years ago, this Christmas tradition has really taken off. It used to be just Weiland who donated all the supplies. Now he's getting some help.

"We've got vendors who donate some of the products today to me. In turn I am donating the facilities and the rest of the products for the program. The volunteers are volunteering their time to come over here, the customers are coming in volunteering to give a free will donation," said Weiland.

The volunteers also appreciate Weiland's generosity.

"100% percent of the funds go to the charity so all the supplies are donated and our time is donated so everything will go to the missions," said Debbie Schulte, volunteer.

"It's a great feeling. It's I guess the reason I get up at 4 a.m. on a Christmas morning to come and be with a bunch of people. Whoever comes in the door, there's a smile and they're happy. It's a great Christmas feeling," said Weiland.

This year the Saint Michaels Youth Mission will be going to Montana and Belize.

 

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