Community members gathered today at Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary School in Bradenton. A breakfast was provided for some of the volunteers who spend their valuable time helping students and staff at the school.
Principal Pat Stream and GET (Graduation Enhancement Tech) Carolyn Wilson opened the event with words of praise for the parents, church members and law enforcement officers attending the event.
Volunteers were served a delicious breakfast of grits, sausage, eggs, hash browns and toast to the thankful crowd. Many of the attendees were members of Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Bradenton Police Department and Palmetto Police Departments.
One group of students performed on the xylophones and other musical instruments. A second group of young women had a wonderful dance routine for the crowd, which included splits and kicks.
After the breakfast program, Assistant Principals Toni Schroer and Andrea Keezer, asked volunteers to join them to receive a plaque and a flower as a “thank you” from the school. Recipients included parents, several community churches, a representative from the Pirates/Marauders, a participant from United Way Suncoast’s ReadingPals, members of a local Moose Lodge and more.
“Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein
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