The Coon Rapids Lions Club is once again hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Coon Rapids VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd.
The breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, hash browns, coffee, milk and orange juice.
Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older and children ages five to 12, while children under five years old can eat for free. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance from club members and several youth groups in the area.
Proceeds from this breakfast will go toward the support of various community projects supported by the Lions, as well as the youth groups participating in the event.
The Coon Rapids Lioness Club will have a craft and bake sale at the VFW during the breakfast with proceeds going to club projects.
Used eyeglasses, used reading glasses, used sunglasses and used hearing aids will be collected to be recycled for use by people in need all over the world. Non-perishable food items, gently-used coats and blankets can also be dropped off at the breakfast with these items to be donated to the ACBC Food Shelf.
“The Coon Rapids Lions Club is looking forward to our annual fall community breakfast,” said Lori Anderson, event chairperson.
“This event is part of our club’s 60th year and we hope everyone comes to help us celebrate this momentous occasion by attending.
“We enjoy seeing all of those smiling faces coming to the VFW and sharing a meal. It’s nice to see a community come together at such an event and the Lions appreciate the support we receive for this breakfast and our other activities.
“If it wasn’t for the generosity of the citizens of Coon Rapids, we Lions would not be able to work on our projects that assist so many people throughout the community and the world.”
The club thanks the Coon Rapids VFW for the use of its facilities, Anderson said.
“The club truly appreciates the long partnership we have with the VFW members, staff and patrons,” she said.
“The club would also like to thank the Coon Rapids Lioness for its participation at this annual event. The Lioness club has been an important part of this community for many years and the Lions have been a proud supporter of their work.”
For 60 years, the club has worked on a variety of projects in the community, such as the Books for Bango book-giveaway program held in the nine public elementary schools in this area each year and the annual Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs fishing clinic held each May at the Coon Rapids Dam.
Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to scholarships presented to students at Coon Rapids High School, Anoka-Ramsey Community College–Coon Rapids, Anoka Technical College and Northwest Passage Charter School, in addition to supporting youth and community activities throughout the year in Coon Rapids.