Mother's Day feast fills bellies to help those in need
A group of students and teachers got up extra early Sunday morning to celebrate Mother's Day with a special brunch for the entire community.
National Honor Society students from Leelanau and Glen Lake Schools hosted the feast at The Leelanau School, where hungry moms and families flooded the dining hall ready to enjoy some Eggs Benedict, waffles, fresh fruit, salads, and even some Banana's Foster and ice cream.
The day was not only to celebrate all of the mothers out there. It also benefited the Habitat for Humanity organization. Organizers say the money raised today will help pay for a special home building project for a Leelanau County family in need.
"It's a way for all of us to get together on Mother's Day and celebrate that, and when we do it we also help a family that needs our help," said one of the event coordinators, Norm Wheeler. "So it's a way to share and give back to the community and everybody in the community participates in it."
Organizers say they will raise around $8-thousand from today's event that will benefit the building project.