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Pilot Club of Statesboro hosts breakfast to benefit brain-related projects

The Pilot Club of Statesboro will host its 34th annual fundraiser breakfast on Saturday from 6-11 a.m. at RJ's Steakery.

All profits from The Nancy Yawn Benefit Breakfast stay in the community, benefiting the Pilot Club's various brain-related projects.

Breakfast proceeds help distribute dictionaries to every third-grader in Bulloch County and host a BrainMinders puppet show for all kindergarten classes to learn how to protect the brain.

Funds raised also provide a nursing assistant to the Silver Lining Club, respite care for Alzheimer's and other elderly patients held each Saturday at Statesboro First Presbyterian Church.

The Pilot Club supports the Caring Closet at Pittman Park United Methodist Church. Members and other volunteers are available at the church on Friday mornings to provide incontinent supplies to Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

The organization also facilitates an Alzheimer's Support Group that meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Additionally, fundraiser profits pay for tracking bracelets through Project Lifesaver. In conjunction with the Bulloch County Sheriff's office, the project helps families locate lost children or seniors who have dementia, Alzheimer's disease or autism using traceable bracelets.

Funding for the Portal High School Anchor Club, a younger version of the Pilot Club, comes from the breakfast proceeds too. Members of the Portal club will assist at the breakfast on Saturday.

Magina Bullock, club member and breakfast organizer, said most of these projects have been going on for years in Bulloch County, benefiting community members from kindergarten to the elderly.

"Next year will be the club's 50th anniversary in Statesboro," she said.

For $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10, diners can benefit the community and enjoy a delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet of sausage, ham, bacon, grits, eggs, breads, fruit and more.

Randy NeSmith, the owner of RJ's Steakery, is pleased to host the event.

"This is a great cause," NeSmith said. "The Pilot Club does a lot of good things in the community. We're glad to be able to furnish a place for them to have the fundraiser."

Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a Pilot Club member. Call Bullock at (912) 536-0302 for more information.


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