The fundraiser breakfast to benefit the Humane Society and the
American Legion Baseball program included serve-yourself scrambled
eggs, fried potatoes, ham, bacon, biscuits, gravy, homemade donuts,
along with a nice fruit salad, and plenty of coffee and orange
According to Sue Newman, a volunteer for the HSLC, approximately 350
meal tickets were sold before the breakfast, and a lot more were
sold as people walked in the door. The money earned for the HSLC
will go to assist with the daily care of the many homeless animals
the shelter provides care for in the course of a year.
In the kitchen, members of the American Legion were kept busy
keeping up with the demand for the tasty breakfast foods. Among the
many workers was Doug DeMay, who was helping with preparing bacon
while others cooked eggs and stirred the gravy. DeMay said that a
portion of each meal ticket would be given to the American Legion
Summer Baseball program.
Back out in the dining area, Judy Conzo and Marilyn Wheat, along
with other volunteers were manning the pie table where guests could
buy an entire pie to take home and enjoy later. Conzo said the pie
sale is a very popular part of this annual breakfast. This year, the
HSLC had collected 36 pies to start the day at 8 a.m.
By 10 a.m. 33 of those pies had gone out the door. While talking
about the pie sale, Lincoln Alderwoman Jonie Tibbs snatched up a
tasty looking pecan pie, and another customer was eyeing the last
pumpkin pie in the mix. There was no doubt that by the time the
event ended at 11 a.m. there would be no more than one pie
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As with any meal, there are always dirty dishes left behind.
On hand Sunday morning was the Lincoln Community High School
National Honor Society to help with the issue of dirty dishes.
According to NHS member Zach McCray, there were ten members of
the NHS on hand to perform various tasks. Some were manning the
drink station and assuring that coffee and juice stayed in good
supply. Others were bussing tables, cleaning up the mess after
diners left with appetites well satisfied. There were also NHS
members who stood watch at the door, greeting guests as they
arrived, and thanking them as they left. McCray said that there
was no monetary benefit for the NHS, but that volunteering to
assist with fundraisers such as this one help members to fulfill
their requirements for hours of community service.
Throughout the morning, in spite of the dreary chill outside, it
was warm and pleasant inside the American Legion, as guests
arrived, filled their plates and sat down to enjoy a hearty meal
with family and friends.