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Pilot Club breakfast to help fight brain-related illnesses

Pilot Club breakfast to help fight brain-related illnesses

Pilot Club breakfast to help fight brain-related illnesses

The Pilot Club of Statesboro works throughout the year to combat brain-related illnesses in Bulloch County.

One annual fundraiser makes the effort possible. The Nancy Yawn Benefit Breakfast, the Pilot Club’s yearly endeavor to collect funds to support various community projects, is set this year for Saturday.

The 33rd annual event will be hosted by RJ’s Steakery, on South Main Street, from 6 a.m. to noon.

According to Magina Bullock, a club member organizing the breakfast, proceeds will finance projects that include: distributing dictionaries to Bulloch County third-grade students; organizing an educational puppet show for kindergartners about protecting the brain; the Alzheimer’s Caring Closet, which provides supplies to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients; the Silver Lining Club; and Project Lifesaver, which helps families locate lost children or seniors who have dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or autism, using traceable bracelets.

“We are all local,” Bullock said. “All of our money goes back into services here in Bulloch County.”
According to Bullock, the morning meal will be buffet style and feature just about any item a hungry visitor could want — sausage, bacon, eggs, ham, muffins, toast, fruit and more will be on the menu, she said.

Tickets to the event are $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10 years old. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling (912) 536-0302.

The breakfast will be worked exclusively by club members and their families, who will cook, wait tables and clean.
The Pilot Club of Statesboro was founded 47 years ago with a mission to serve local men and women with brain-related disorders, and teach others to protect their minds.

In previous years, individual breakfasts have drawn as many as 700 people.

RJ’s assumed hosting duties last year after the event was held for several years at the legendary Snooky’s Restaurant.
Said Bruce Yawn, the owner of RJ’s: “This is a great cause because the Pilot Club gives a lot back to the community. It provides a good time for folks to come down, have a lot of fun, fellowship and eat good food.”

Jeff Harrison may be reached at (912) 489-9454.

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