The Copperas Cove Association for Challenged Citizens will host a flapjack fundraiser breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s, 2525 East U.S. Highway 190.

The event will help raise funds for CCACC, along with much-needed funds for the Central Counties Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, said Barbara Burt, president of CCACC.

“We’re separate from MHMR but we believe it’s important to help them, so we formed this organization to assist and offset the funds they need to keep the business going,” Burt said. “For example, last year we brought tablets for them so they can help kids learn with it.”

The flapjack breakfast will be an all-you-can-eat buffet with eggs, bacon, orange juice, coffee and pancakes. The cost is $8 per person and 50 percent will go to Applebee’s and the other 50 percent to CCACC. All of the funds raised by CCACC will go back into the community, Burt said.

Created in 2004, CCACC is a nonprofit association composed entirely of family members whose aim it is to raise public awareness of the mentally challenged.

“We’re here for families and individuals with disabilities and we provide training for kids in Cove, Killeen and Lampasas once they transition from high school,” Burt said. “We provide extra training to highly functioning individuals so they get out in the community and find work.”

Call Barbara Burt at 254-547-5914.

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Herald

A journalist by trade, Corinne has written for both the military and civilian populations. She has a Master's in Writing and Bachelor's in English. She is also a military spouse and her family is currently stationed at Fort Hood.

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