The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City served more than 200 people and raised about $2,200 at its Bi-Annual Fall Country Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 9 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.

The 29-member club got some help with the fundraiser from students who are Key Club members at Atholton, Centennial, Glenelg and Marriotts Ridge high schools.

"It was a beautiful day, the people were upbeat, not only because they feel good about supporting an organization that supports the youth in their community, but also because it provides them with an opportunity to spend time with their friends and neighbors," said Gus Katsampis, publicity chair of the Kiwanis Club.

Katsampis said the proceeds raised at the event, one of the club's largest fundraisers, will go toward funding youth programs. In the past, the club has contributed toward music programs in Howard County schools and high school scholarships.

The group also supports community groups such as Neighbor Ride, Howard County 4H Club, Howard County Recreation and Parks and Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America.