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Kiwanis Club of Oxford to host annual ‘Southern’ breakfast Saturday

The Kiwanis Club of Oxford will be hosting its annual breakfast this weekend, albeit this time, it won’t just be pancakes on the menu.

The “Southern” breakfast will take place on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 431 North 16th St.

John Arrechea, who has been a Kiwanis member since the ‘80s, says that the event has been held for more than 25 years and that this is the third year the breakfast will be at the Methodist church.

One of the recent activities Arrechea took part in with the club was giving out personal dictionaries to third, fourth and fifth graders.

“It makes my heart swell to see and hear a thank you grin from those children,” Arrechea said in an email.

Arrechea added that the church’s large kitchen, serving area and “ample seating” have made St. Andrew’s an ideal space for the breakfast.

“(It’s) a very pleasant working event with community friends and Kiwanis members,” he said. “And I know the cooks.”

All the proceeds from the breakfast will go toward the Oxford and Lafayette communities.

The Kiwanis Club has been a part of Oxford since 1926 when it was started by a group of local businessmen and civic leaders as a way to help out the community.