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Grandparents, and then some, attend pre-Grandparents Day breakfast

No one was turned away even if some of the visitors weren’t really grandparents.

About 150 people showed up for a pre-Grandparents Day breakfast Friday, September 5, in an annual event designed to promote some family bonding at school.

East Campus Director Toni Fisher said not all the visitors were grandparents, but nevertheless family members who were treated to a healthy breakfast of Kolache, cereal, fresh fruit and milk.

“It was great turnout,” Ms. Fisher said. “We accommodated everybody who wanted to eat with their kids.”

Grandparents Day fell on September 7 this year. The special designation, signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, is in honor of the contributions that grandparents make in the lives of families. Many families in the United States observe Grandparents Day on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

The event kicked off what promises to be a series of activities promoting family participation and support for the education Varnett’s children.

Ms. Fisher said the younger children, who are still becoming acclimated to the school year, were particularly  excited about sharing breakfast with family members.

Varnett thanks all the grandparents – and other family members – who showed up at Northeast, East and Southwest campuses for an enjoyable time.


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