Eating for good cause

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Employees of the Moffat County Sheriff's Office could be found serving pancakes, sausage and juice Saturday morning at McDonald's on Victory Way.

And they'll be there this Saturday, too.

Along with Craig Police officers, teachers and principals, these law enforcement officers dished out breakfast for a good cause.

"What we do is support, along with Grand Futures, any message to stay off drugs," Substance Abuse Prevention program co-chairman and undersheriff Jerry Hoberg said.

SAP organizes the fund-raiser each year to raise money for D.A.R.E., after-school programs, scholarships and other anti-drug and alcohol abuse programs.

"If we don't support the D.A.R.E. program, the P.D. and Sheriff's (Office) would have to take it out of their budgets," Hoberg said.

Members of SAP have been holding these breakfast fund-raisers since 1982, when the organization was founded. Each year, the group raises between $3,000 and $4,000.

The meal includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and a drink and will be served between 6 and 11 a.m. Saturday.

Students at the elementary and intermediate schools sold tickets to the event for $3 a piece.

Tickets also are available at the door.

An awards banquet will be held at McDonald's for the top sellers in each grade at each school the week after. Students who sold more than 20 tickets will receive a D.A.R.E. soccer ball or basketball.

Hoberg and co-chairman K.C. Hume, also of the sheriff's office, said they were appreciative of McDonald's owner Chris Nichols for allowing them to use the facility and collect 100- percent profit.

Hume was excited to have Craig Fire and Rescue on hand to give rides to families at the breakfast. Also, the ambulance service had a vehicle on site for tours. The EMS gave out teddy bears.

"It makes it more of a community type event," Hume said.

For additional information about this weekend's breakfast, call the police department at 826-2360.

Michelle Perry can be reached at 824-7031 or mperry@craigdailypress.com.

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