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Students enjoy special breakfast

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 9:52 am

Rotary president-elect Joel Abercrombie and Deborah Kitrick top students' pancakes with syrup and whipped cream.

Rotary president-elect Joel Abercrombie and Deborah Kitrick top students’ pancakes with syrup and whipped cream.

Richmond County Elementary students were treated to a Valentine’s Breakfast by the Warsaw Rotary Club on Thursday, February 18.

Some 350 children from Kindergarten to third grade chowed down on hot pancakes with strawberries, whipped cream and sprinkles. The Rotary donated approximately $500 in food for the event.

With sticky fingers, a student shouted out, “This is the best day ever!”

Rotary Club President-elect Joel Abercrombie said the club loves working with area children and the opportunity at the elementary school presented itself and was too good to pass up.

“We did the Valentine’s breakfast once before and it received such a positive response that doing it again was a no-brainer,” Abercrombie said.

He added that Rev. Emily Moore from the Warsaw United Methodist Church and Dr. Greg Smith at Richmond County Public Schools helped spearhead the project.

Abercrombie noted, “Our motto is ‘service above self.’ I think that many in the community still don’t know exactly what Rotary is all about. We want to show the community that we exist to support them through projects like this breakfast, as well as through previous projects completed in partnership with the Warsaw/Richmond County Main Street Program, Richmond County YMCA, Richmond County Sheriff’s Department, the Haven and others. “

In addition to Abercrombie and Smith, Rev. Emily Moore, Deborah Kitrick, Ralph Self and Rotary Secretary Jill White helped with the event.