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Wake Up Breakfasts in Verona

by Julie Druker

Photo: Front row: Zac Hurren (centre) with Cameron and Megan Peters; back row (l-r) Hannes and Dorina Friedli, Linda Boulter, Millie Cuthill and Ann McDougall help serve up the first annual Winter Wake Up breakfast in Verona

Thanks to the many dedicated volunteers from the congregation of Trinity United Church in Verona, Saturday morning Winter Wake Up breakfasts are keeping alive the much-loved tradition of community Saturday breakfasts. Since the Frontenac Farmers Market has gone on its winter hiatus until February 12, bringing to an end the much-loved Verona Lions breakfasts, members of Trinity United have once again taken up the slack and for their fourth consecutive year are offering a full breakfast in the church’s community room every Saturday from now until February 5. According to Doug Boulter, who volunteers as part of the breakfast committee alongside his wife Linda and John and Ann McDougall, the church breakfasts are becoming increasingly popular. “It’s as much a social thing as it is a meal and we’re really just continuing a tradition of community gathering and sharing that has developed over the years; a lot of people want to see it continue.” According to Doug, over 70 meals were served at the first church breakfast on January 8. In his words, it was “one of our best first breakfasts ever!”

All the food is donated, and then prepared and served by a crew of volunteers, young and older, from the church’s congregation. The crew changes every week. All of the proceeds go to local community outreach.

All are welcome to attend and the cost is $5. The breakfasts will be held every Saturday from 9-11AM until February 5. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Doug Boulter at 613-374-3206 or John or Ann McDougall at 613-374-2516.

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