RiverFest Sunday breakfast to benefit area veterans



FORT MADISON – The fifth annual Riverfest Charity Breakfast will take place from 8:00 AM until 12 Noon Sunday August 8th under the big tent in Fort Madison’s Riverview Park. 100 percent of the proceeds raised on the day of the breakfast will be used to send Tri-State Area Veterans on the Great River Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in order to visit the Military Memorials.
American Legion Post 82 in Fort Madison is staffing this year’s breakfast and will be doing the cooking and serving on the 8th. Dan Vice is the Commander of the local post.
“Each year raising funds for the Honor Flight is our number 1 Community Project. It was rough last year having to cancel due to Covid concerns but it was the right decision because of how many seniors normally attend our breakfast. This year we are gladly back to help launch our annual campaign for the Honor Flight”.
The 2019 breakfast raised a little more than $4,000.00, enough to send 10 vets on the trip.
The menu for this year’s breakfast will feature Sausage Patties, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, Pancakes, Coffee, Orange Juice and Milk. The cost of the breakfast will be a free will donation to The Great River Honor Flight. In addition Shuttle Service will be available from the Riverview Park parking lots to the breakfast site.
According to Vice, sponsors for the breakfast will cover the actual cost of the event.
“We would like to thank Fareway Food Stores, the American Legion and the Fort Madison Elks Lodge for getting involved. Because of their support 100 percent of the money raised at the breakfast will help send up to 15 Area Veterans on the Honor Flight. We are hoping for a big crowd and would like to invite everyone to stop in and support our Veterans.”
Riverfest is the largest 4 day Rock Festival in Iowa celebrating music and family fun on the Fort Madison Riverfront August 5th through August 8th.

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