On Saturday morning, the Ardmore Kiwanis partnered with the United Way of South Central Oklahoma to hold the Pioneer breakfast for the second year in a row since the mid 90s. The Kiwanis Club served pancakes and sausage with coffee, milk, or water.
The Kiwanis Club members that helped to organize the event were Chairman Tim Longest, Co-Chairman Carl Oblander, District Attorney and Kiwanis member Craig Ladd, President Bregan Heitz, and in-coming President Rod Elliot.
“We try our best to be visible because we are a service group. We always work with Ardmore Parks and Recreation so that we can have this event every year to celebrate Ardmore’s Birthday,” Longest said.
Members of Broadway House volunteered to help Kiwanis members with the event and volunteers from Naomi House sang and played instruments.
Create Ardmore, Ardmore Beautification, and Ardmore’s Clean Team also had informational tables set up.
“We are so happy to help celebrate Ardmore’s 131st Birthday because we believe Ardmore is a beautiful town,” said Julie Maher, Ardmore Beautification Council.
Margaret Ward and Dana Capshaw represented Ardmore Clean Team. The two organizations will hold the City Wide Cleanup in early October this year.
The Pioneer Breakfast was an annual event for the Kiwanis Club in the 1960s, but was discontinued  for the past several decades until being brought back last year.  For more information on future events,visit the Kiwanis Club or Create Ardmore Facebook pages.