Photo courtesy of Verbal Adam, OBSERVER

Local families and Black Santa Claus braved last weekend’s rain to enjoy breakfast together at Parkway Elementary School. At an event organized by the Sacramento City Unified School District, more than 300 families and students shared a meal of hash browns, pancakes, sausage, fruit juice and gourmet hot chocolate. There was also a children’s coat giveaway, a DJ, and Trustee Chinua Rhodes as Santa. Rhodes serves as second vice president of the SCUSD board of education.