Freebie Friday: Pancakes Breakfast at Applebee’s

In the summer of 2009, one college student uttered the words, “I really want to go to Nicaragua.” At that moment, the wheels were set into motion!  With some divine intervention, a few phone calls and lots of prayers, a scouting team was sent from Living Water Christian Fellowship (LWCF) in September. They were very well received and the biggest request- “help us be more creative.” And if any of you know a college of student or remember your life at ages 18-22, you understand how inspiring it was for them to hear a request that they knew they could fulfill.


On December 18, a group of college students from LWCF will leave for a 3-week trip to Nicaragua. This creative, energetic and determined group of young people will be away from their own families and spend Christmas helping others. Their mission is simple: CONNECT.  Sure, they have activities planned like dance workshops, drum circles, and children’s activities but their main goal is simply to connect with another culture, learn from them, and love them.

The biggest challenge, as they prepare, is not lack of desire or emotional support but money. To that end, they have 2 major fundraisers planned. The first is NIGHT CAMP on November 20th from 5:30-9:00. This is more than just a parents’ night out- in addition to the typical games and snacks, there will be “workshops” where kids can learn about art, dance, and music. It is designed so even older kids, who may not need a nic1babysitter, would enjoy this opportunity to learn something new in a safe, fun and engaging atmosphere. The suggested donation is only $10 per child/ $20 per family. To sign up, call 828-551-2566 or email

The second fundraiser is “Pancakes with a Purpose” at Applebee’s on Saturday, November 21st from 7-10am. For only $6 a person/ $20 for a family of 4, you can come out and have a full pancake breakfast at Applebee’s. This will be a great way to start your day before you’re off to the ASU game or the Boone Service League Holiday Market. Plus, EVERY KID gets a prize from the treasure chest! For tickets, call 828-729-2704 or email

To help spread the word about their upcoming events, the group is offering A FAMILY PACK OF FOUR TICKETS TO THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!

  • To enter, leave a comment for the group going to Nicaragua- a word of encouragement, a word of advice- something useful to bring a smile to their faces while they are away from home.

And as usual, leave a separate comment for each extra entry, if you:

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  • post this giveaway on your Facebook profile!

This giveaway will run through Wednesday, November 18, 2009, and is open to High Country Residents or visitors 18 or older.  The winner will be announced on our Winners Page and by email..


  1. I can’t stop singing the song, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” now! I can’t enter this contest, but I’ll try to make it Saturday!

  2. What a joy it is to serve and change someone’s life!

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  4. Posted it on Facebook.

  5. Ashely Scruggs says:

    This will be a life changing trip for everyone! Treasure every moment you are there!

  6. Ashely Scruggs says:

    facebook fan!

  7. Ashely Scruggs says:

    will post on facebook

  8. Ashely Scruggs says:

    email subscriber

  9. email subscriber

  10. facebook fan

  11. Going overseas will broaden your world view in a way that will change your lives forever. I wish you all the best for this trip!