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Radcliff Mayor's Breakfast: Pancakes and patter

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Breakfast mood as warm as biscuits

By Kelly Cantrall

Pancakes and prizes were the top priority Saturday morning in Radcliff.

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Hundreds attended the second Radcliff Mayor’s Breakfast at Colvin Community Center, taking an opportunity to fill their plates with pancakes, win door prizes and see friends from the community.

The breakfast fulfills one of Mayor J.J. Duvall’s campaign promises. His former campaign manager, Dottye Moore, organized it. The breakfast became important to Duvall and Moore after hearing repeatedly from constituents they wanted more community events.

Her work begins with finding volunteers, which she said isn’t difficult as people “just come and help.”

“This is a real hands-on, working community,” Moore said.

Volunteers made nearly 1,000 pancakes Saturday and hundreds of biscuits, she said.

Last year, about 500 diners were served breakfast.

“Last year I was totally surprised,” she said. “That was beyond my wildest dreams.”

Several organizations and businesses took part in the morning event, including the Christian organization Women with a Purpose. The organization likes to give back to the community, President Yvonne Grimes said. It has taken part in the breakfast both years.

“It brings the community out to bring them together,” Grimes said.

Duvall said the breakfast helps the community meet on a personal basis, and allows them to trade in their problems for some food and friendship for a couple hours.

“I think it’s just a fresh start for the community,” he said.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.