Christmas breakfast on tap

Chefs, sous chefs, servers, and more are clearing the aisles at the Hardware Exchange for Delaware’s premier holiday party, the 38th “Whatever You Think It’s Worth” Christmas breakfast.

“Old friends, new neighbors, and customers from all over the county wind through the Hardware Exchange before heading up the stairs to breakfast heaven. You can find great stocking stuffer tools and gadgets all along the way, and catch up with local news and friends,” Mary Morrison said.

The breakfast is Saturday from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. or until you’re left with an empty plate (this has never happened). The Hardware Exchange is located at 141 S. Sandusky Street.

The breakfast was started in 1978 by John Freeman in his service station at the corner of Lincoln and North Sandusky, and has grown bigger every year. All involved are volunteers and some of the food is donated. Volunteers, after months of preparation, arrive at the Exchange at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday to prep for the breakfast.

Twenty-five to 30 volunteers serve breakfast to approximately 1,000 diners with all profits going to area families. The group also contributes to projects like Shop with the Cops, the bicycle helmets project, and People in Need/Roop’s toy drive.

The raffle prize this year is a watercolor by Mary Morrison, framed by Andy Anderson.