AGRIFAIR: Free community pancake breakfast

The Psalm 23 Transition Society is preparing once again this year to serve the community a free pancake breakfast at Agrifair...

The Psalm 23 Transition Society is preparing once again this year to serve the community a free pancake breakfast at Abbotsford Agrifair on Sunday morning.

The breakfast is designed to serve Agrifair staff, exhibitors and any members of the public who want to attend. Psalm 23 has been running this community event since 2006, and serves 2,000 to 4,000 plates each year.

“It’s grown beyond anyone’s expectations,” said Psalm 23 president and executive director Marvin Declare. “It’s been a wonderful outreach for us. It gives the students of our program a chance to meet and interact with the community and change people’s perceptions about them.”

“I truly appreciate the relationship we have with Agrifair as they have supported us to the point where we now have Sunday morning worship led by the Brad Davis Band and a morning message from Pastor Cory Dueck of Genesis Church.

“This year I will also be sharing an update to our ministry and the wonderful miracles that are happening.”

The free breakfast has received support from the community.

“We are delighted this year to have Whatcom Road and Sumas Save-On-Foods sponsor the bulk of all our food needs and expect McDonald’s on Bourquin Crescent to support our supply needs,” said Declare.

He said everyone associated with Agrifair has allowed the group to carry the message of hope to those who are in need within our community.

Psalm 23 will be selling homemade strawberry and blueberry jams, concentrated juices and fruit cups at their community booth near the Food Court, and volunteers will once again be serving pies and refreshments at Pioneer Corner.

Declare invites people to stop by and say hello if they are interested in volunteering for the Pie Barn or for the Sunday morning pancake breakfast. Psalm 23 Transition Society is a charitable non-profit ministry that offers a province-wide alcohol and drug treatment facility at 59 Mile House. Students then bridge back into the community through their supportive housing units. For more information, contact them at 604-870-5616, email psalm23society@shaw.ca or visit their website at www.psalm23society.com.

Declare hopes the Sunday celebration at Agrifair will eventually bring local churches together for a joint city-wide service.