Those looking for a hardy breakfast on Saturday morning can find it at the Family Peace Project’s ninth annual Waffle Breakfast.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at First United Methodist Church of Athens, on 225 Lovers Lane, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“The great thing about the Waffle Breakfast is its our annual event,” FPP Executive Director Marlena Taylor said. “Volunteers make this possible.”
Along with unlimited waffles, patrons will have their choice of gourmet toppings, sausage and drinks.
Taylor said the event will also feature live entertainment, a Carter Bloodcare blood drive, 4-H Club Car Wash, a bounce house and the “Happy House Coloring Contest.”
She said the coloring contest — open to children from Kindergarten to second grade — promotes Child Abuse Awareness Month.
“For me the whole idea is to lay the groundwork for discussions on healthy relationships and respect,” Taylor said.
She said the FPP provides safe shelter, food, clothes and personal care items to its clients.
“We try to make sure the things we do doesn’t create dependence. We try to be a stepping stone,” Taylor said.
She said that in 2009 the FPP helped 337 families — with 225 families being new clients.
Taylor said the organization provided 63 children throughout the county with school supplies and organized an effort to provide 52 children a Christmas.
“Those are ongoing things we do,” Taylor said.
Tickets for the breakfast costs $5 in advance, or $6 at the door. Children under five get in free. For more information call 903-677-9177.