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Free Vets Breakfast at Pella Hy-Vee Sees Large Turnout

Posted: Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 6:29 am

A large number of veterans and their families attended Wednesday morning’s Veterans Day breakfast at the Pella Hy-Vee. Pella Hy-Vee Store Director Scott Johnson tells KNIA/KRLS News that 344 people were served and the seating area was already full at 7:00 a.m. when the breakfast started.

Tables were even set up outside of the dining area to accommodate the extra patrons. Johnson adds that the turn-out nearly doubled last year’s meal, which served around 180 people. Free breakfasts were hosted by Hy-Vee stores throughout the Midwest – including one in Knoxville – as a way to honor veterans and show appreciation for their service.