By Morgan Bryce

Enjoy a delicious breakfast for a good cause during the Auburn-Opelika Emblem Club’s annual “Breakfast for Books” event Feb. 1 from 7 to 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church to benefit the work of Jean Dean RIF and the Alabama Kiwanis Club.
Located at 1105 Fitzpatrick Ave., Jean Dean RIF is a signature service project and extension of the state Kiwanis Club, dedicated to providing “quality, age-appropriate books into the hands and homes of at-risk young children before they start kindergarten.”
“A person who has no books in their home really has no hope of learning to read … it’s an important addition to a child’s life so that they can take advantage of a public education, then do well in school and do well in life,” said Executive Director Cathy Gafford in a 2019 interview with the Observer.
Menu options include the group’s beloved pancakes, sausage and an individual’s choice of coffee, juice or milk to drink. The event will also feature a bake sale and meet and greet with a local author.
Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased by calling 334-750-9974 or emailing There will be tickets available on-site the day of the event. Delivery options are available for those who order 10 plates or more and carry outs are welcome.
For more information, like and follow their Facebook page or visit The church is located at 900 2nd Ave.