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Two fundraiser breakfasts will aid Farmington residents who lost their home to fire

Kerri Davis is a private person. So depending on the kindness of strangers is not something she's comfortable doing.

However, after a fire destroyed her house on Nov. 4 the Farmington resident has found herself in that position. The fire, which started in the garage of her home, destroyed her house, vehicle and all of her family's personal belongings except for a few photographs.

"We lost everything. Right now there is snow in my house," Davis said.

Davis woke to the sound of her car tires popping due to the fire. She and her husband, Mark, ran out of the house just in time to see their whole house go up in flames.

Currently the couple is staying in temporary housing. Davis said State Farm Insurance has been great and that they have started the process of rebuilding. Davis said it will take about six months to rebuild their house.

In the meantime, Davis is just happy they made it out safely. Davis is also grateful for the support she's received from family, friends and the community at Rosemount's St. Joseph School, where she has taught kindergarten for 21 years.

Knights of Columbus Council #2400 in Farmington will host a pancake breakfast for the Davis family from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at the Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave.

Pancakes, sausage links, and scrambled eggs will be served along with coffee, juice and water. Good will offerings will be accepted. All proceeds will go towards helping the Davis family.

Rosemount's Knights of Columbus Council #5569 will donate all proceeds from its Dec. 11 pancake breakfast to Davis and her family. Grand Knight Jeff Bunke said the organization is glad to help.

"This hits close to home," said Bunke.

Davis taught both Bunke's children.

The breakfast will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at St. Joseph's Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. The menu will include pancakes, ham, sausage links, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and water. The event is a free will offering. The Apple Valley IHOP donated the pancake batter.

Bunke said the group usually raises $1,000 through its pancake breakfasts but because this has a specific recipient he anticipates the group will collect more than normal.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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