Veterans Breakfast in Scappoose will change venues
The Scappoose Veterans Breakfast will look a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scappoose High School has been putting on a breakfast around the time of Veterans Day for area veterans since 2005.
"We would cook for them," said Courtney Scott, activities director at Scappoose High School. "They would come into our school, and it would be really a nice thing."
While veterans still will be honored this year, the pandemic has forced a change in breakfast plans.
"Obviously, this year, it's not going to look like that," Scott said. "We partnered with Scappoose Bagel, and on Tuesday, Nov. 10, there's going to be sort of a drive-thru breakfast at Scappoose Bagel."
Veterans can call or order their breakfast online.
"Then they would drive up to Scappoose Bagel, and my students would meet them at their car (wearing masks), ask their name, then go in and pick up their order," Scott said.
The meal will be free for veterans and their families and will be provided from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Scott said breakfast items may include breakfast sandwiches, bagels and lunch sandwiches.
"The veterans can order whatever they like from their bagel menu," Scott said.
Recalling previous events, Scott said, "We feed between 150 and 200 people every year at the Veterans Breakfast. Normally we would have our national anthem sung by our choir. Our jazz bands would play."
The breakfast has long been a way for students to support veterans in and around Scappoose.
"It's mostly just a way to show that our leadership class in school shows our respect and appreciation for the local veterans," Scott said.
The event has become popular over the years.
"Over the years, we've had quite a good turnout," Scott said. "I always feel like it's something that (students) always remember, and it ends up being one of their very favorite events that they look forward to every year.
"I know it's really going to be missed by my students to not actually be able to be in person with them this year, but they're still trying to make it work as best we can."
Scott looks forward to the event continuing in Scappoose.
"I know the VFW here in town has really worked hard to make sure that this event continues, because they're getting the word out for us, as well," Scott said. "I personally have gotten to know a lot of them and made great connections with them. It always makes everybody feel good to do something for them."
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