Since the 1950s, residents of the Clintonville neighborhood have gathered for an annual community breakfast on July 4. Started by business persons who were preparing Whetstone Park for Independence Day family activities, the event grew in the passing of years.

Since the 1950s, residents of the Clintonville neighborhood have gathered for an annual community breakfast on July 4. Started by business persons who were preparing Whetstone Park for Independence Day family activities, the event grew in the passing of years.

On Friday, July 4, the Clintonville Community Fund will again be hosting the breakfast, welcoming 1,000 current and past residents for the traditional fare of eggs, sausage and pastries. Kroger will again be the primary supporter of the breakfast. A team of volunteers from across the community will be servicing the food line with elected officials mingling with the crowd to pour beverages. Accented by a traditional flag ceremony, the morning affair promises to continue the tradition of the meeting of old and new friends.

The doors will open at 7:30 and close at 10:30, rain or shine. Tickets will be sold at the door; $6 per person, $2 for children ages 5 and under. Breakfast proceeds will be added to the Clintonville Community Endowment Fund held by The Columbus Foundation. The Clintonville Community Fund annually awards grants to local charity organizations from the endowment fund, to support the program and service activities of those organizations.