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Country ham and all the fixings

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By Becca Owsley

 

By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWNSaturday events at the Heartland Festival will kick off once again with a down-home country breakfast when the Hardin County A.M. Rotary Club hosts its country ham breakfast at Pritchard Community Center. Breakfast is served 6:30 to 9 a.m. inside the community center and in the back at a drive-through. Rotary member Matt Hess said many people pick up their breakfast in the drive through and take it to the parade route to eat while they are staking out their spot to watch. Typically a crowd of 1,000 to 1,200 people come to the event for a plate of country ham, scrambled eggs, grits, apples, biscuits and gravy. “A lot of people just come in for the social aspect and catch up with old friends for the fellowship,” Hess said. “It’s wonderful, too.” Proceeds from the event go to scholarships the Rotary gives to graduating seniors at area high schools and to the club’s donations to nonprofit organizations. These organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, Greenspace, The Historic State Theater, Hosparus of Central Kentucky, the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement, Literacy Council, Spring Haven and Wesley Hilltop House. The cost of the breakfast is $6 a plate. Tickets can be purchase at the door or in advance from any A.M. Rotary Club member. Becca Owsley can be reached at (270) 505-1741.