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Church of the Good Shepherd offering Lenten breakfasts for area youth

In 1978, Reverend Norman Huff initiated Lenten breakfasts for area youth at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tyrone.
This year, Rev. Huff and all involved are celebrating 25 years of youth Lenten breakfasts at the church.
“The purpose is to help the kids realize it’s a time of preparation for Easter and the hope that God has given to us through his son, Jesus,” Rev. Huff told the Daily Herald in a recent interview.
He said a highlight of the breakfasts is that it brings kids from all denominations together to celebrate a special season.
The first breakfast was held last week on Ash Wednesday, and volunteer Mary Michaels said about 30 kids attended. Michaels said she expects more kids to attend the breakfasts as the word spreads about them.
Six more breakfasts are planned, one for every Wednesday morning in March, and the last breakfast is scheduled for April 7.
The breakfasts are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. This way kids can attend the breakfasts and still make it to school on time.
Area youth interested in attending are asked to call the church the Monday before to RSVP for the week’s scheduled breakfast, but it is not necessary.
Rev. Huff said the menu for the breakfasts vary every week, with everything from home fries to pancakes to eggs and bacon.
This year, the breakfast committee is asking for volunteers from area churches to come in to help prepare the breakfasts as well. If anyone is interested, contact Rev. Huff or Mrs. Michaels.
Also, the breakfasts are provided to the youth at no cost. Because of this, the breakfast committee will accept donations to be used for the breakfasts from area organizations and individuals.
For additional information about the Lenten breakfasts, contact the Church of the Good Shepherd at 684-2472.