UNION — In what members hope will become an annual Veterans Day event, a local church served breakfast to local veterans Wednesday morning.
The members of Augsburg Lutheran Church were up early Wednesday, making pancakes, scrambling eggs, cooking sausage, baking biscuits and toast, and pouring cups of orange juice as part of a very special breakfast.
Wednesday was Veterans Day and the members of the Augsburg congregation were cooking breakfast to serve to local veterans. The purpose of the breakfast was to honor local veterans for their service to their country.
“We thought about it and we decided to do something for our veterans,” church member Kim Kalb said. “So we decided to have a breakfast.”
Approximately 55 veterans took the church up on its offer and turned out for breakfast in the church’s social hall. The tables in the hall each had a patriotic centerpiece and on the wall was a sign that read “Freedom isn’t free. Thank you veterans.”
Kalb said the breakfast went great and the congregation is hoping to make it an annual Veterans Day event.
The food the church cooked and served was donated by Walmart, Bilo, Save a Lot, and Midway BBQ while Peggy Waller of the Inn at Merridun made the cakes that served as dessert.
Cooking and/or serving the food was Kalb, June Gregory, Maxine Candler, Debbie Buchanan, Chippie Graham, Marian Birch, Bill Graham, and Donna McMurray while Virginia Hanvey was in charge of the beverages served.
Michael Rupp served as the greeter and Jeri Sanders made the decorations.
Kalb thanked all those who took part in making the event a success and thanked the veterans who attended the breakfast.
Veteran Modest Keenan (left) was one of approximately 55 veterans to enjoy breakfast at Augsburg Lutheran Church Wednesday morning. Church members cooked and served breakfast to the veterans as part of Veterans Day. The church is hoping to have breakfast for veterans each year on Veterans Day.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or email@example.com.