Blarney Breakfast Raises $13,500

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The 34th Annual, Original Blarney Breakfast ushered in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this morning at Old Chicago East in Wichita. More than 810 people attended, resulting in $13,150 in proceeds to benefit Rainbows’ Educational and Child Care Services for children with special needs.

Celebrities from the Wichita area, including Dawson Grimsley of Davis-Moore Auto Group and KAKE-TV's Susan Peters, Caroline Brady and Blake Smith were on hand to meet guests and serve coffee. Kissin’ Country 102.1 and KAKE also broadcast live from the event.

Kindergarten readiness is at the forefront Rainbows’ Education and Child Care Services. Regardless of age or skill level, every child will have the opportunity to graduate from Rainbows fully prepared to tackle kindergarten.

Rainbows Educational and Child Care Approaches include:

· Daily educational component in every class.

· Evidence-based approach to successful learning using High/Scope Preschool Curriculum.

· Child care services that meet your schedule: full-day and half-day programs available.

· Year-round classroom learning.

· Educational and enlightening field trips outside classroom.

· Age-specific playgrounds.

· Meals that exceed federal nutritional guidelines.

· Technology in every toddler and preschool classroom.

Event partners for the 34th Annual, Original Blarney Breakfast were: Old Chicago East, Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA, Kissin’ Country 102.1, KAKE-TV and Docuplex Graphics. SERVPRO sponsored mugs for all in attendance. Sponsors were Spirit AeroSystems, Cox Communications, Promo Depot, Davis Moore and Pace Setter Excavating, L.L.C.


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