Free breakfast, stories for parents, children


FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Children’s Task Force, in partnership with the Farmington Rotary and Barclay’s, will host a free pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 13,  at the Homestead Bakery.

Parents and children are encouraged to spend the morning having pancakes, fruit, milk and juice served by the Farmington Rotary and the Franklin County Children’s Task Force, while their children hear stories read by local State Trooper Matt Casavant.

After breakfast the children will have the opportunity to meet the trooper and present him with county puzzle piece to be put together in the Hall of Flags in Augusta.

The Children’s Task Force will present each child who attends with a blue pinwheel, a symbol of childhood. The theme this year is “Strengthening Families and Communities,” in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness that it takes a total community effort to support families and children.

Anyone wishing more information may contact the Franklin County Children’s Task Force by calling 778-6960 or stopping at the office at 113 Church St.