Folks filled up Longhorn Steakhouse Friday morning to be served breakfast by the whos who of Dawson County.
Family Connection hosted its 6th Annual Celebrity Waiter Breakfast.
City and County officials as well as representatives from the state and several other well known business leaders in the community put their aprons on and poured coffee and bussed tables for patrons. Among those celebrities were Kevin
Tanner, James Swafford, Jimmy Hamby, Sharon Fausett, James Grogan, Chris Gaines, Angie Smith, Mike Sosebee, Seanie Zappendorf, Doris Cook, Billy Carlisle, Christie Haynes, Dr. Larry Anderson, Joey Homans and Ted Bearden.
We havent determined a number of attendees or funds raised yet, but the restaurant looked to be near capacity most of the time, Family Connection Coordinator Nancy Stites said.
Stites said this year funds raised will go toward the organizations new focus of child sexual abuse prevention.
Family Connection will begin hosting Stewards of Children trainings a training program for adults to
help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
A training schedule has been set up for monthly meetings June through November. Or a group can set up a training meeting on their own time. Stites has a goal of getting five percent of the community involved, also known as the tipping point. According to Stites in the book, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, when a message reaches five percent of a population a momentum change can occur.
Family Connection is a non-profit organization that has been in Dawson County for 21 years. The organization
has a 19 member board of directors with each person on the board representing a particular part of the community. When decisions are made affecting children and families we are getting a clear picture of the issues because we have
input from all segments of the community, Stites said.
For more information on Family Connection or Stewards of Children you may call 706-265-1981.