Saturday may have been foggy and wet, but a Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser at the Applebee’s provided what many would consider comfort food against such gloomy conditions.

The fundraiser benefited Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful, and many KCCB volunteers showed up to serve the food and clear the tables.

Silvia Rhoads, KCCB executive director, was glad for the opportunity to raise funds for the organization.

“We would’ve never thought of this,” she said. “We appreciate the Applebee’s servers and the cooks who are helping us.”

Proceeds will go toward two $500 scholarships KCCB awards to high school seniors each year, and toward Eagle Scout projects, Rhoads said.

KCCB has other beautification projects in the planning stages, as well. Having received the Governor’s Community Achievement Award in 2017 and, previously, in 2013, the $400,000-plus in landscape grants from the two awards will go toward landscaping the medians as part of the Business U.S. Highway 190 improvement project, Rhoads said.

Over the next few months, KCCB will hold a number of waterway and roadway cleanup events and a “Don’t Mess with Texas” trash-off. Volunteers are always welcome to lend a hand.

The next event is a waterway cleanup March 10. Those who wish to participate should meet at 10 a.m. in the library parking lot, 501 S. Main St. Supplies, water and T-shirts will be provided.

More information about KCCB is available by contacting Rhoads at 254-547-4242.

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