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Historical Society Sets Omelette Breakfast
Riverbank Museum
A Friday night benefit concert June 30 at the Riverbank Community Center will feature former Riverbank resident Herb Henry and his family, with additional special musical guests, in a patriotic and gospel-inspired performance that will serve as a fundraiser for the Riverbank Historical Museum. News File Photo

The Riverbank Historical Society has scheduled what is billed as its 12th Annual After-Mothers-Day Omelette Breakfast, on Sunday, May 19. It will be served in the newly refurbished Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.

It will mark the first use of the center since its remodel. The debut of the revamped facility was originally scheduled for the Citizen of the Year dinner on April 27, but that event has been postponed until fall.

The city says the center renovation work should be finished by Monday, May 13.

The Omelette Breakfast is a yearly event the Historical Society holds to raise money for day to day operating expenses. It holds separate efforts to support its efforts to build an annex facility next to the current museum.

The breakfast is billed as ‘After Mothers Day,’ scheduled so as to avoid conflicts with celebrations for mothers across the area.

The society volunteers staff the Riverbank Historical Museum, located in the former Carnegie Library built at 3237 Santa Fe Street in 1921. The facility was replaced when the county took over library services, and built the Bessac Riverbank Branch Library in the 1970s. In 1996, the old Library was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tickets for the May 19 event can be purchased from any member of the historical society or at the Museum during regular hours. It’s open from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The breakfast will be served between 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. An additional feature this year will include a centennial celebration of the birthday of the society’s River Red, the 1919 Model T Ford fire engine, originally purchased by the Volunteer Fire Department. Short rides around town will be offered to breakfast goers.

The breakfast, with all the fixings, and even mimosas, will be prepared by local First Responder ‘Celebrity Chefs,’ according to organizers.

They wish to thank local sponsors O’Brien’s Supermarket, Galaxy Theatres, Perko’s Restaurant, Riverbank Christian Food Sharing and Riverbank Chamber of Commerce.