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Good Friday breakfast up for adoption

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The local Kiwanis Club won't be holding a Good Friday breakfast for a second-straight year but it is open to passing the torch to any other group wanting to host the event.

Kiwanian Diane Maxey said she brought up the subject to her fellow Kiwanians last Thursday evening and they decided that maybe someone else would want to take it over.

“If somebody is interested in taking it on, that would be something that they could do,” noted Maxey, who is fully prepared to give advice to any group that wants to adopt the event.

The Kiwanis might consider reviving the breakfast if they were certain it would be adequately attended, Maxey added.

The club decided last year not to hold the breakfast for the first time since it was started here back in 1994 by Kiwanis past governor Ken Koprowski.

The breakfast at one time sold-out with as many as 200 people attending. But that number dwindled to 120 in recent years—and hit as low as 65 in 2017.

“What we need to know is, 'Is it going to be supported?' That's the thing,” Maxey stressed.

“I would like to know if people want it? Is it something the public would like?” she added.

“We did it up until last year but nobody even said they missed it," she noted. "Is it something the public still wants?”

Maxey said that she personally liked the event, which included a breakfast buffet, an inspirational guest speaker, and a few songs performed by the Fort Frances Choraliers.

“It was something that all denominations, and people whether they belonged to a church or not, could go to and get together for a morning celebration,” she reasoned.

Maxey added the breakfast always would wrap up by 9:30 a.m., leaving plenty of time to spare before any other Good Friday services people may have wanted to attend.

Another reason the Kiwanis decided against the breakfast this year is they once again will be helping to stage the Easter “Egg-Stravaganza” the day after Good Friday.

The Kiwanis and “The Shops on Scott Street” will be holding the event for a sixth year on Scott Street on Saturday, April 20.

The “Egg-Stravaganza” has proven extremely popular, but also requires a fair amount of planning and volunteering hands on the part of the club.

Stay tuned for more details about this year's “Egg-Stravaganza” in the coming weeks.

Anyone wanting to know more about possibly hosting the Good Friday breakfast this year, or letting Maxey know of their support for it, can contact her at 274-7309 or via e-mail at magictouch1@shaw.ca

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