November 8, 2023
A Prince George County tradition and staple of the fall season returned for another year as Prince George County Public Schools hosted its annual community breakfast at Prince George High School on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
An event with a 40-plus-year history, the community breakfast serves as an opportunity to thank the individuals, businesses, and organizations who help support the work of the local school division. It also celebrates Prince George County Public Schools' strong partnership with its stakeholders in local business, government, faith-based, and community organizations.
The Prince George High School Chorus, led by director Storm Burks, delivers a stirring set of vocal music during PGCPS’ annual community appreciation breakfast held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Prince George High School. (PGCPS Photo)
The event returned in 2022 following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event brought hundreds of the district’s community partners together to connect, collaborate, and foster deeper relationships. Over 130 people filled the high school’s commons area for breakfast, served by PGCPS’ Food & Nutrition Services department, and entertainment provided by the award-winning Prince George High School chorus, led by accomplished choral director Storm Burks.
Students from Prince George High School’s DECA organization, sponsored by Prince George High School educator Kim Beales, delivered drinks and offered the school’s signature “Royal” hospitality to guests, while members of the school’s JROTC, led by LTC Jason Pape, presented the nation’s colors and provided support for the event. The artistic skills of Prince George High School's students were on display as they offered their talents in creating the centerpieces featured on each of the tables in the commons area.
Among the guests in attendance, county representatives joined the division for the community breakfast, including currently serving and newly elected Prince George County Board of Supervisors and Prince George County School Board members, Commonwealth’s Attorney Susan Fierro, Circuit Court Clerk Joyce Jackson, Sheriff Roger Vargo, and Treasurer Susan Vargo, among others.
Virginia House of Delegates 75th District representative Carrie Coyner receives freshly prepared breakfast items from PGCPS Food & Nutrition Services staff during the district’s annual community appreciation breakfast on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. (PGCPS Photo)
In addition, service members from Fort Gregg-Adams, former district superintendent and longtime educator Renee Williams, and 75th House District Delegate Carrie Coyner were on hand for Wednesday’s breakfast.