It’s been said that a good day starts with breakfast, and an event planned Saturday at the Ridgecrest retirement center will offer the added benefit of aiding the local Habitat for Humanity program.
Breakfast will be served up at Ridgecrest from 8 to 11 a.m., consisting of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, baked apples, gravy, biscuits, juice and coffee, with door prizes to be part of Saturday’s event as well. The cost is $7 per person, with all proceeds going to the Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity.
The breakfast is an annual charitable undertaking by Ridgecrest Retirement & Assisted Living Community, which aids a different organization each year. In 2011, the beneficiary was the Surry County Senior Center and the year before it was a hospice program, according to Karen Burnette, lifestyles adviser at Ridgecrest.
“Ridgecrest is being very gracious to do this for us and we are grateful for this opportunity to partner with them,” Lynn Wilkes, executive director of the local Habitat for Humanity program, said of the gesture.
“It is a nice sit-down breakfast,” Wilkes added.
“It will be in our Blue Ridge Dining Room, which is very large,” Burnette said.
Ridgecrest Retirement & Assisted Living Community is located at 1000 RidgeCrest Lane, on the corner of Wards Gap Road and Greenhill Road in northern Mount Airy.