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Breakfast to benefit special athletes Saturday
by Christine Fonville
June 03, 2014 02:48 PM | 1014 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Hampton Masonic Lodge No. 70 at 34 McDonough St. in Hampton is hosting a breakfast for champions and public safety expo Saturday to help send some local athletes to the 2014 Special Olympic Games in New Jersey later this month.

From 7 to 11:30 a.m., residents can enjoy an all-you-can-eat style meal of eggs, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy and coffee for a donation.

“We’re not charging per plate, we’re just asking our community to donate whatever they can to help pay for the expenses of these special athletes,” organizer Bud Smith said.

All proceeds will support the Henry County Parks and Recreation department to fund the trip.

The event will also include a safety expo at the nearby First Baptist Church at 85 McDonough St.

Starting at 9 a.m., residents can gain access to fire and police cars and motorcycles, talk to local fire and police personnel and meet a local emergency 911 command post unit.

Smith said Lodge No. 70 hosts several donation breakfasts for different organizations in the community each year that raise between $4,000 to $6,000, but this is the first year the lodge is collecting for the Special Olympics.

“I think this will be the first breakfast of many to come for this cause,” he said. “Most people in our community have relatives or friends with special-needs children and we feel like if people can come out, have a good meal and enjoy some fellowship, it will really help us help these athletes do something great and represent Henry County.”

Smith said those interested in making a donation but unable attend the event can mail a check to Hampton Lodge No.70 F&AM, P.O. Box 1941, Hampton, Ga. 30228.

For more information, visit www.hampton70.com and view the calendar tab.

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