Anniston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2017


People turned out in droves for the 2017 Anniston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Anniston City Meeting Center.  This event this year raised around $60,000 to provide low-income children with clothing and school supplies for the new school year in August.  Along with Kiwanis volunteers, Key Club volunteers from area high schools and Circle K volunteers from Jacksonville State once again helped out in the breakfast.

For more info. on the Anniston Kiwanis go to: http://annistonkiwanis.com/.  Enjoy the pictures and the video from the event!

You can also find photos on the Geek Alabama Facebook page, Google Photos, and on Flickr too!

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Anniston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2016


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UPDATE: Hey, it’s a new post here on Geek Alabama!  Sorry for the lack of posts, but I am finishing up a big move and hope to be back to a regular schedule within a week or two!

Many people turned out for the 2016 Anniston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Anniston City Meeting Center.  This event raises around $50,000 to provide low-income children with clothing and school supplies for the new school year.  Over 5000 pancake breakfasts were served to the people.  Along with Kiwanis volunteers, Key Club volunteers from area high schools and Circle K volunteers from Jacksonville State helped out in the breakfast.

For more info. on the Anniston Kiwanis go to: http://annistonkiwanis.com/.  Enjoy the pictures and the video from the event!

Anniston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2015


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Many people turned out for the Anniston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Anniston City Meeting Center.  This event raises around $50,000 to provide low-income children with clothing and school supplies for the new school year.  Close to 5000 pancake breakfasts were served to the people.  Along with Kiwanis volunteers, Key Club volunteers from area high schools and Circle K volunteers from Jacksonville State helped out in the breakfast.

For more info. on the Anniston Kiwanis go to: http://annistonkiwanis.com/.  Enjoy the pictures and for the first time ever, a video!

Help The Oxford Fire Department Fill The Boot During 60 Hours for 60 Years


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From Friday morning at 7 am until 7 pm on Sunday September 21st, a Oxford firefighter is going to spend 60 hours high up in the air at the corner of US 78 (Hamric Dr.) and AL-21 (Quintard Dr.).  The purpose, to fill the boot and raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  This year is the 60th year of the fundraiser, and since the 1950’s, fire departments across the nation have encouraged people to “Fill The Boot.”

Here is a picture from me of the Oxford Fire Department participating in this fundraiser drive.  Captain Donnie Adams is the one 85 feet up in the air.  This event is called 60 Hours for 60 Years.

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If you want to help fill the boot and raise money for then MDA, swing by the Martin’s Family Clothing parking lot at the corner of US 78 and AL-21.  Someone will be there 24/7 until 7 pm on Sunday!  They set a goal of raising $10,000, but they have risen that amount already!

Good News Fridays: A Service Dog for Everett


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On this edition of Good News Fridays, on a Sunday morning!  I am talking about a special campaign from a family up in the Huntsville area where they are raising money so they can get a service dog.  The Bradford family has a 5 year-old boy named Everett, he is like any other young boy, but Everett was born with spina bifida, a congenital condition where an opening in his spine never fully closed and caused nerve damage, today, he can’t walk on his own.

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Everett was also born with hydrocephalus and Arnold-Chiari brain malformation, and has some sensory-processing problems.  In fact, his first surgery was when he was only 12 hours old!  Since he was born, he has had 12 other surgeries and has spent a lot of time in the hospital.  Even though he has disabilities, meaning he can’t walk, has to use a  catheter, and has sensitive skin, Everett still plays T-ball, does art classes, participates in a dance program, and has physical and occupational therapy.  If you want to learn more about the story, go to:  http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2014/06/typical_active_fearless_4-year

The Bradford family is fundraising to help them meet the cost of a service dog for their sweet boy, Everett.   The family says he is the sweetest little boy and sharp as a tack!  A mobility service dog could help him with a variety of daily activities.  A little boy needs a good dog, and they really want their son to get the love of a dog with the added benefit of it being trained to help him along his journey.  The family thinks Everett absolutely deserves a service dog!  So the family is running a Go Fund Me campaign.  Insurance does not cover trained service dogs, which typically cost around $10,000.  And the family needs money support so Everett can get his service dog!

As of June 15th, the campaign has raised around $3,500 of their $10,000 goal!  If you want to learn more and donate, go to: http://www.gofundme.com/2Braces4Paws

Follow the family’s website at: http://2braces4paws.wordpress.com/  Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/2Braces4Paws

The family thanks you for your consideration to donate to their sweet boy 🙂