Bethlehem Center Hosts Annual Breakfast Fundraiser March 15

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Red Dueker, Edith Lester, and Jane Newman have had such a huge impact on the children in the Read to Lead Academy that the Bethlehem Center is breaking tradition to honor three champions at this year’s Annual Breakfast of Champions. 

The fundraiser will be held on March 15 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Tyner United Methodist Church at 6805 Standifer Gap Road.

“What can I say about this year’s champions?,” said Rachel DeVore, director of Education for the Bethlehem Center. “Two of these women have volunteered once a week at the Beth for years, and the third gives our children quality art lessons that they will remember for a lifetime. They are amazing women and I cannot wait to honor them.” 

The Breakfast of Champions will feature music, other performances, and a special presentation to recognize Ms. Dueker, Ms. Lester adn Ms. Newman. The event also includes a made-from-scratch breakfast prepared by the men of Tyner UMC.   

Table sponsorships are available for $1,000. Individuals are also invited to attend and contribute a donation of any amount. To reserve a table, an individual seat, or for more information about the breakfast, please email or call 266-1384 ext. 6.   

Proceeds will fun STEM, art, music, and more to provide out of school time support for over 60 children in the Read to Lead Afterschool program.

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