Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 25, 2014

Annual waffle breakfast to benefit Family Peace Project set for May 3

Kathi Nailling
The Athens Review

Athens — The Family Peace Project will host its 13th annual Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, May 3. 

The yearly event is held each spring as the main fundraiser for the Family Peace Project.

The waffle irons are hot and  ready to serve up some delicious waffles.

Family Peace Project, a faith-based organization, is  a 501(c)3 non-profit  providing housing and other services to victims of domestic violence in Henderson County.

The Family Peace Projects coordinates with other resources available in the county to provide comprehensive support to families dealing with a crisis.

Christy Hutson, Director of Development, said, “We may be physically-located in Athens, but our clients come from the entire Henderson County area.”

The waffles, at $6 per person if purchased now, or $7 per person at the door, is to benefit victims of family violence in Henderson County. Children under 5-years-old eat free.

The breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon at the First United Methodist Church in Athens.  The church is located at the corner of College Street and Lovers Lane.

First, a little about the waffles. They're Belgian waffles with a buffet of toppings. Kevin Lilly, who owns the Athens and Gun Barrel City  McDonald’s, is providing free cooked sausage for the event.

“We will be announcing the winners of the Art Speaks Contest,” said Hutson.  “Several winners will be announced from three age groups. This year, the contest topics were Happy Home, Stop Bullying and Youth Empowerment Against Dating Violence.”

One of the activities at the waffle breakfast  will include  the United Methodist Church garage sale for its Benevolent Fund to help provide more community engagement for families dealing with situations.

Carter Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive. There will be music for entertainment, along with a kids corner.

The annual event will feature several activities, many geared toward children.

“You can even get your car washed during this  event,” said Hutson.  “The waffle breakfast is a good way to help the community, and spend a Saturday morning without spending a whole lot of money.”

Tickets for the waffle breakfast are available at the Athens Daily Review and Family Peace Project. All board members have tickets for sale.

For more information about the fundraiser, contact Hutson at 903-681-9046 or Marlena Taylor, Executive Director, at 903-677-9177.