Brundidge readies for ‘Each One, Reach One’ event

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 7, 2017

The 5th Annual Each One Reach One Celebration will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Knox Ryals Pavilion on the grounds of the historic Bass House in downtown Brundidge. The event is free and everyone is invited.

“Each One Reach One is an organized committee that compels each person to touch others in positive ways,” said Karen Rouse, event coordinator. “Our goals are to help children, single parents, elderly people, the sick, disabled and homeless. Each year we come together in the community and have a parade to open the event, guest speakers, singing groups and information booths to help our community with everyday questions that they can’t seem to find answers to.”

Rouse said this summer, Each One Reach One is specifically reaching out to the youth.

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“Our motto is ‘Save the Children,’” she said. “In addition to this year’s celebration, our organization is working together to give away 1,000 backpacks filled with supplies the children will need to start the new school year. We will also have food and supply boxes for the elderly.”

Each One Reach One will be a fun-filled day with food, entertainment and fun including inflatables for the children.

“At this summer’s Each One Reach One event, we have a special event that will be a lot of fun. We are calling all bakers to show off their baking skills,” Rouse said. “Each One can Reach One and more with a baked good. We invite all of those who enjoy baking to bring their favorite baked good or goods – cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, desserts and assorted treats – and enter them in the contest.”

First, second and third place winners will have bragging rights but each of those who enter the baking contest will reach others in a deliciously fun way, Rouse said.

“The grand finale of the Each One Reach One Baking Contest will be a cake walk and no one will want to miss the opportunity to take home a homemade cake baked by one of the best cooks in the county,” Rouse said.