Wichita Blarney Breakfast raises more than $72,500 for children

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The 48th Annual Blarney Breakfast, a benefit for Rainbows United, Inc., kicked off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Wichita at Old Chicago East this morning with a Dine In and Drive-Thru event.

More than 800 meals were served raising a record-breaking $72,500 in gross proceeds to benefit children with special needs served through Rainbows’ Family Support Services and Camp Woodchuck.

“We were pleased to be able to bring back traditional activities inside Old Chicago and continue with the drive thru option with fun entertainment to support children with special needs,” said Margaret Shook, Chi Epsilon Chapter of ESA volunteer.

“It’s always wonderful to see the community rally around the event and make it a success,” said Gay Kimble, President. “Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, staff, and the community who supported the event. It all makes a difference for the children.”

KAKE TV, KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.5 and KNSS provided live broadcasts from the event.

Donated items in support of Camp Woodchuck filled the bus on site. Items dropped off at other locations will be collected next week.

Blarney Breakfast partners are: Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Chi Epsilon Chapter - Wichita, Old Chicago East, KAKE TV, Docuplex, Sysco, KEYN 103.7FM, Power 93.5, KNSS, and Dunkin’.

Blarney Sponsors are: Bob & Arlo Casper, Vess Oil Corporation, Cessna | Beechcraft by Textron Aviation, Vornado Air, Spirit AeroSystems, Davis-Moore Auto Group, Cox, LS Industries, Linder & Associates, Inc., Central Market Wine & Spirits.

Proceeds from the event benefit Rainbows’ Family Support Services and Camp Woodchuck. Camp is a summer recreational and leisure day program for school-age youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This summer, Camp Woodchuck will serve Campers in person at Kids’ Cove.

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