Thank You!

Our sincere thanks go to our friends and neighbors, far and wide, who come to breakfast and make each year a success. Below are businesses who have provided outstanding support in the past (shown in no particular order).

Please email Joan, the Web Admin, with any names we missed or any changes or corrections. Thank you to all!

The local media are instrumental in helping advertise the Breakfast each year. Special thanks to...

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Shalena Mobbs, daughter of HLFD firefighter Gary Mobbs, was taken by cancer but her memory lives on through this treasured community event.


Please help us succed: share this year's flyer! Click below to open a PDF file.

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Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa

This fun annual fundraiser and community-building event is always held on the second Sunday in December. In 2016, over 1500 people were served!

A Hauser Lake Tradition

Shalena’s Breakfast with Santa is an annual fund raising event sponsored by the Hauser Lake Fire Department.


Prizes for the raffle, which is held each year during the Breakfast with Santa, are created, filled, and donated by the Auxiliary members and other local citizens and businesses. Special thanks go to the Auxiliary members for their valuable contributions.

Share and help us even more!

Please help make the event a success by promoting the event. Share the event on Facebook and the flyers (PDF or JPG files) or this web page ( with your friends, family, colleages, coworkers...everyone!

Each year's flyer will be posted here on approximately the first week of November.

Start Your Own “Breakfast With Santa”

To suggest a family as next year’s beneficiary or for questions regarding Breakfast With Santa, email

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Thanks to KHQ channel 6 for letting us share this fun, 2 minute video with you. On the event’s 25th anniversary, KHQ Channel 6 did a little story about Breakfast with Santa. Gary Mobbs and Lisa Wendle are interviewed.

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How Breakfast with Santa Started

Each December, the Hauser Lake Fire Department hosts this fund raising event to help a local family in need. John and Betty Mobbs started the event in 1985 when they worked to raise money to help alleviate medical bills and financial distress for the family of a Hauser Lake volunteer firefighter, Gary, whose daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

Shalena lost her battle but her memory lives on with the Breakfast. Shalena’s Breakfast With Santa has become an annual tradition within the community of Hauser, Idaho. With help from area businesses and North Idaho citizens, proceeds go to a family with a child diagnosed with a serous illness. The children’s illnesses are often terminal.

Click here to read a 2001 interview with Gary Mobbs about Breakfast with Santa.

KREM 2 News did a very nice story, which aired November 16, 2015 about Breakfast with Santa (screenshot at right). To watch this poignant video, click here:

KREM 2 News story about Hauser Lake Fire Department's Breakfast with Santa fundraiser