Carla Kolbe - REACH Workcamp volunteers Trever McConnell, left, Hannah Ryan, Anna McConnell Anna Bayes and Mike Porter bringing in pancakes, serve breakfast Saturday morning at the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fife Company Firehouse.
Carla Kolbe - Preparing pancakes at the REACH Workcamp Saturday morning in Broadalbin are Andy McPherson, left, and Tom Davis.
Carla Kolbe - The Sargalis family supported the community breakfast Saturday morning in Broadalbin. Jackson Sargalis, right, loved his pancakes.
Carla Kolbe - Workcamp volunteers Sheri Davis, left, Peter Thaisz, Pam Persse and Rick Persse cook breakfast.
By Carla Kolbe
BROADALBIN - Local students and community members working with Broadalbin’s First Presbyterian Church for REACH Workcamp pulled together Saturday to put on a fundraising breakfast at the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co.
An all-you-could-eat breakfast was served, featuring freshly made eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, bacon and beverages by some of the student workers, prepared by adult participants.
Reach Workcamps is a weeklong mission of service to low-income communities repairing homes and buildings, where volunteers working with local agencies and/or local churches, the camps seek to make an impact on residents, communities, students and adult sponsors who attend.
Broadalbin-Perth students and members work annually at different locations throughout the U.S. This summer REACH Workcamp is coming to Broadalbin the week of July 8 through 14. Volunteers will be put up at the Broadalbin-Perth High School and Middle School. Projects to be worked on have not been disclosed at this time.
Students who have attended previous summers have returned to work again this summer feeling a great sense of self-esteem as they were enabled to understand their role in combating poverty.