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Mother's Day breakfast at Salamonie

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FRUIT TRAYS: Salamonie Elementary School Food Service Employee puts a tray of fruit on a cart for the “Mothers Breakfast.”
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BREAKFAST SERVED: Salamonie Elementary School Food Service Manager serves breakfast to Salamonie fifth grader Landon Green and his mother, Kari Green.
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QUALITY TIME: Izzy, Ava and Ella Leas eat breakfast with their mother, Melanie, at Salamonie Elementary School Friday.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com

WARREN — Salamonie Elementary School students had the opportunity to honor their mothers and grandmothers Friday by eating breakfast together at the school.

The school held its “Mother’s Day Breakfast,” which consisted of omelets, sausage, toast, cereal, fruit, and milk, juice or coffee.

“The kids work hard all year and this is a good thing for the mothers to come to school and eat breakfast with their kids before they start their days,” said Jenifer Myers, a food service employee.

It was her first year as a worker, but third year as a parent attending the breakfast.

Her daughter Adaira and son Chance ate breakfast with their great-grandmother, Maryann Holmes, aunt, Laura Stafford and great-aunt LeAnn Buzzard.

“I love how the school has so many activities for the kids where he have fruit and vegetables bars and teach them new things,” Myers said.

Mindy Fairchild ate breakfast with her 8-year old daughter Lucy and Lucy’s grandmother, Darlene Spangler.

Fairchild said she attended the school and has memories of going to the breakfast when she was a student there.

“I love the time with my daughter and I don’t get to come to her school that often because I work,” Fairchild said.

In addition to Lucy she has a 5-year-old son, Elliot. She loves being a mom.

“I like playing outside with them and having a chance to be a kid again and see them smiling,” Fairchild said.

She will spend Mother’s Day weekend playing cards, cooking pies and going to church.

Lucy said it is fun to spend time with her mom and grandma.

Principal Dawn Collins said mothers entrust the school with their kids every day and the school wants them to be a part of their child’s education.

There are 218 students at the school. Collins herself has a 24-year old daughter.

“Being a mother is a new challenge everyday and you never know what they will throw at you,” Collins said.

She said she hoped the kids and moms were able to spend quality time and connect with other families.