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Celebrity waiter breakfast June 5
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Folks will have an opportunity to dine on a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant and be served by Dawson Countys celebrities.

"It's time for celebrity waiters to get the aprons out," Nancy Stites, coordinator of Dawson County Family Connection said.

The Celebrity Waiter Breakfast is a benefit for Dawson County Family Connection and will be held Friday, June 5, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse on Ga. 400.

"Family connection is very important to our community and deserves our support," Dawson County Commission Chair Mike Berg said. "Expect good food, fellowship and entertainment."

This is the seventh year for the family-friendly community event and a wonderful way to start the day with fun and wacky entertainment, according to Stites.

"Longhorn management and staff could not be more enthusiastic or easier to work with," Stites said. "They do a tremendous amount of planning and work in preparation for this event. After all, this is the only time they serve breakfast."

There is never a shortage of professional Longhorn waitstaff to help the celebrities.

"I hear Longhorn never has a problem finding staff to come work the event," Stites said. "They usually volunteer before being asked."

Last year, county commissioners James Swafford and Berg served some of the 350 customers that day. Other servers have included local government officials, the school board officials, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle and the chamber of commerce.

Entertainment is also on the menu and can vary from mascots to musicians. Cows from Chick-fil-a and Booker, the library's canine mascot, have attended as well as Minnie Pearl and Sarah Palin.

An event such as this takes a great deal of coordination and Stites was quick to acknowledge the efforts of one LongHorn employee in particular.

"Special thanks to Tim Singleton for the many years of work he's put into making this a special event and his continued involvement as Family Connection Committee Chair," Stites said.

The non-profit also provides 'to go' service.

"If someone doesn't have time to eat at the restaurant they can swing by and take a plate to-go or let us know in advance and we will deliver plates to businesses in the vicinity," Stites shared. "Give us a call 706-265-1981."

For those who prefer to be waited on, tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Family Connection office on Highway 53 or at the door the morning of the event.