Sunny Side Up: Breakfast for Dinner

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, along with its main sponsor, Cayman National Bank, will be hosting its fourth annual fundraising Breakfast For Dinner event – Sunny Side Up – on Aug. 5.

Guests dressed in pajamas and other nightwear will be treated to a champagne reception, silent auction, raffle, three-course dinner and a fashion show hosted by Silhouette, the premier intimate apparel boutique located in Camana Bay. Entertainment after the show is courtesy of a local DJ from One World Entertainment.

The idea for this unique event began a few years ago when the club was struggling to raise enough funds for its Buy a Kid Breakfast program, which supports students at eight of the primary schools on the island. These children would otherwise go to school hungry and consequently be at a disadvantage in classes. In 2016, Ogier came on board as a corporate sponsor for this program so the funds from this year’s event will be split between all of the Kiwanis Club’s projects which include:

• The Book Mobile, held at George Town Primary School every other Saturday where Kiwanians and friends read with, or listen to, children ages 4-12.

• Youth Service Clubs, which include five Key Clubs at the Clifton Hunter, Triple C, John Gray, Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius High Schools, a Circle K Club at the Truman Bodden Law School and a Builders Club at the St. Ignatius Middle School.

• Key Leader weekend, which is an annual teen leadership conference that assists in molding teenagers in the development of leadership skills. Participants learn about the five principles of service leadership: personal integrity, personal growth, respect for yourself and others, building community, and the pursuit of excellence. This weekend is held in October each year for students ages 14-18. For more information, contact keyleader@kiwanis.ky.

• The Santa Landing, which is an annual family fun day held on the first Saturday in December each year. Santa Claus arrives in style to delight children with a free gift for each child. Food, drinks and games make for an afternoon of fun.

• Bring Up Grades or BUG is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll, an ice cream or other food-themed party and presentation of certificates and buttons. This program was started at the First Baptist Christian Academy and in 2015, the Kiwanis Club launched the program at the John A. Cumber Primary School.