You can always tell Christmas is right around the corner when you start seeing decorations in the stores, holiday music playing on the radio, and filling up on some good down-home food at the annual Bro. Joe Carrico’s Country Ham Breakfast, which will be held this Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-11 a.m. at the Logan County Extension Office at 255 John Paul Road, Russellville.
The breakfast, which began in 1954, is one of the largest fundraising efforts in Logan County helping underprivileged children during the holidays. From opening toys to feeding families the Agape Service Foundation and volunteers work to make Christmas a memorable day for everyone.
The late Bro. Joe Carrico began collecting for kids because he wanted to make sure they had something to open Christmas morning. He worked diligently throughout the years to assure these children were not forgotten.
It takes many volunteers to pull off the breakfast, which usually serves some 6,000 eggs and biscuits and 40 hams. There are usually 1,500 carryout orders delivered by volunteers to businesses and industries.
The 106th Battalion from Ft. Campbell will be on hand helping cook the food, as well as serve. The Logan County High School JROTC will be there as well and so will Youth Leadership Logan.
If you want to come out and help there is still time. You never know when organizers will need to ask someone to lend a hand. Otherwise you can come on out and have a good breakfast while fellowshipping with your neighbors. Cost for the breakfast is $7 per plate. You will get eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy. There will also be coffee, milk and juice available.
If you can’t get away from the office or you are stuck at home and live in Logan County, you can call 270-726-7109 or 270-542-8697 to have your breakfast delivered.
If you cannot make it out to the breakfast, but still want to help, there are several ways. You can stop by First Southern National Bank in Russellville and make a donation. Or you can drop a toy off at either US Bank, the Dollar Stores in Adairville, Auburn, Lewisburg and Russellville, or the Carrico Center at 551 Johnson Street in Russellville.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.