Coffee County Central High School’s culinary vocational club, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), offered its sincerest gratitude to area first responders last week in the best way members know how, with food.

The club, with members of all grades at the school pooled their talents to fix a breakfast bar to serve free meals for over four hours on Friday.

“We are expecting around 200, so far we’ve gotten 90 and it’s only been open less than an hour,” FCCLA president Allie Robinson said on Friday. “We have mostly FCCLA members working…club members from all grades.”

FCCLA community service Taylor Koon was instrumental in contacting each of the local departments for an invite.

“We are doing (this) to show our appreciation because they have done a lot for our community and a lot of times don’t get the recognition they deserve,” Koon said.

“We wanted to do something for them. They give to us every day.”

The breakfast was part of the club’s community service projects held once a semester.

“We wanted to get out of the habit of doing the same thing,” Robinson said. “We thought we should something for people we appreciate because they put their lives on the line for us.” 

She called the breakfast a success.

 

John has been with the Manchester Times since May 2011. He covers Lifestyles in addition to handling education reporting and general news assignments.John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. John is a 1994 graduate of Tullahoma High School, a graduate of Motlow State Community College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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John has won Tennessee Press Association awards for Best News Photo and placed in numerous other categories. He is a graduate of THS, Motlow and MTSU. He lives in Tullahoma, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Mitsy, and his 17-month-old, Sean.

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