"Jefferson County-A Community Welcoming All" is the theme for the 27
annual Good News Breakfast at the Jeffco Fairgrounds.
The event, started more than a quarter century ago, was the initiative of a handful of community leaders who decided that with all the negative headlines and bad news, it was time to celebrate the truly good news going on in Jefferson County that too often goes under the radar, and unrecognized.
From that, the Good News Breakfast was born to tell the stories of people who are helping those who need it most, from school programs, to those who've hit hard times, to older citizens, to the disabled-you name it. Volunteers who've started literally life-changing programs that have bettered the community finally get their day in the spotlight. Eight people and their efforts will be specially honored during this year's event.
The Good News Breakfast has become so popular that it's also grown to attract civic and community leaders by the dozens. In the words of one multiple-year attendee, "It's a bit like a Who's Who in Jefferson County. If they're anybody, they show up."
This year, a special arrangement is in play in an invite-a-friend theme---single tickets are $15, but if you order two, it's only $20 for both. The Breakfast begins at 6:29 a.m. and concludes at 8:29 a.m. Tickets are available at the door or online at