Mothers’ Day is coming up and it’s time to treat your Mother or the Mom in your life to The Branch Restaurant’s 10th annual Mothers Day Brunch this Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a fundraiser for our local Salvation Army and includes all you can eat Brunch favourites like bacon, ham, frittata and scrambled eggs, home fries, heaps of fresh fruit and salads, pancakes with real maple syrup and loads of treats and desserts, coffee, tea, and juice (as always, with gluten free options available). It is also the last time that the Brunch will be hosted by Bruce Enloe and Nicole LeBlanc: after ten years, the dynamic duo will be moving on, leaving quite an astonishing legacy behind.

May 13, 2007,  the first ever Branch Restaurant Mothers’ Day Brunch in support of the Salvation Army took place at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Sure, they opened the doors a half hour late; but better late than never! And now, for 10 years, with the help of many, many volunteers and contributors, locals have enjoyed a special Mothers’ Day tradition that gives back to our community: over $10,000 in donations and hundreds of pounds of food have helped those in need keep their cupboards stocked. The effort continues in 2016 with The Branch’s 10th and final anniversary, this time in the cozy comfort of The Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill, at 15 Clothier Street East, in the heart of Downtown Kemptville.

Of their history here in Kemptville, Branch Restaurant owners, Nicole and Bruce, have this to say:  “We had, and still have, a mission:  create great food and be a force for positive change in the world. What we didn’t expect, and what is glaringly obvious as we look back over the years, is just how much WE have been touched by our local community. The outpouring of support every time we have a fundraising event always astounds us; we are honoured and tremendously grateful. BIG THANK YOU’s to every one of you who have helped crack eggs at the crack of dawn, peeled pounds and pounds of potatoes (yes, you, Maggie Boyer!), prepped, served, washed up after us and cleaned heaps of dishes. We hope you’ll join us again this year!”

Local, farm fresh eggs have been donated again this year, with much gratitude to Aubin Farms and their flocks of chickens. If YOU would like to help out this year, and have an hour or two to spare on Saturday or Sunday, give The Branch a call 613-258-3737. Nicole would love to hear from you! Join us and reserve now…bring the whole family;  Mom deserves it! Sunday, May 8, 9 am- 1 pm. Adults $20, kids 12 and under pay their age. Reservations Highly Recommended! 613-258-3737.

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