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VFW hosts Serenity Run breakfasts

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This weekend, in conjunction with the annual International Serenity Run, the Grand Mesa Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9221 will once again serve its popular pancake breakfasts. The morning meals will be dished up on Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7-10 a.m. The location is the Stolte Shed adjacent to Highway 65 on the grounds of Cedaredge's Pioneer Town.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat buttermilk "made from scratch" pancakes served with sliced ham and scrambled eggs. The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for age 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old.

The annual breakfast has been hosted by the local VFW post for 33 years in a row. Last year it served a record 650 meals in two days. The event is a fundraiser for the post's youth programs which promote patriotism including the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy essay competitions. Each year proceeds help fund individual student scholarships given to Cedaredge High School graduates and the post also supports a relief fund to help needy veterans and their families.

This year's International Serenity Run (ISR) extends from Aug. 2-5. The annual event involves a congregation of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the globe who ride cross-country to a camp meeting in Cedaredge. According to its website, the ISR was established to further the principles, ideals, and traditions of 12-step recovery among clean and sober motorcycle riders. For 33 years the riders have been gathering every summer in western Colorado for "food, fun, and fellowship."

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