Members of First Presbyterian Church strap on their aprons and prepare to get to work during the 1969 May Day Breakfast. Pictured, from left, J.L. Briscoe, Hugh W. Kiddy, Donald Kiddy, Rev. George Wright and Sank Tunell.  The church will host the 100th breakfast from 6-9 a.m. Monday. (Courtesy photo)

Members of First Presbyterian Church strap on their aprons and prepare to get to work during the 1969 May Day Breakfast. Pictured, from left, J.L. Briscoe, Hugh W. Kiddy, Donald Kiddy, Rev. George Wright and Sank Tunell. The church will host the 100th breakfast from 6-9 a.m. Monday. (Courtesy photo)

Church celebrates 100 years of May Day Breakfast on Monday

By ASHLEY TRUJILLO
Daily Press Staff Writer

On Monday morning, members of First Presbyterian Church in Artesia will continue a 100-year tradition.  At the crack of dawn, volunteer cooks will gather at the church to prepare for the centennial anniversary of the May Day Breakfast.

The feast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and, of course, pancakes.

“It’s not a breakfast, it’s a smorgasbord,” said Jess McGary, a member of the church who has been volunteering to help with the breakfast since 1962.

Tickets are $5 and all profits benefit the church’s missionary activities.

“Some have been coming for so many years that I know what time they will show up,” McGary said.

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