As part of Military Family Appreciation Month in November, Riley’s Conference Center hosted a Military Family Appreciation brunch Nov. 13.
The event featured a made-to-order omelet station, Belgian waffle station, turkey and gravy and a large assortment of both breakfast and lunch fare.
“We’ve been coming here; we have a standing reservation. The food is all good. The staff is good. The price is reasonable,” said Allan Rothlisberg, a returning patron.
Rothlisberg retired from the Army after 31 years. He also served as an Army Reserve recruiter and is currently the commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 28, Manhattan. Rothlisberg attended the brunch with his wife, Sandy, who said she likes the omelets at Riley’s.
Another Family, the Judds, came to celebrate son Azriel’s 15th birthday. His mother, Capt. Celia Judd, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, said the Family attended brunches when Azriel was younger, so it was a nice event for the Family to attend and to support Fort Riley, she said.
Judd’s other son, Alexander, 12, said he enjoyed the food.
Lt. Col. Jim McNair, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Inf.
Div., agreed with the Judds about the food, adding the variety, as well as the quality and amount of food offered was good, and the environment was nice.
McNair said he and his wife, Cory, had gone out to eat after church at other installations, and this brunch was similar to other posts, creating a familiar environment for them to embrace.
“This is nice. I would definitely encourage people to check it out, and it is a good value,” McNair said.
For more information about the brunches, call Riley’s Conference Center at 785-784-1000.
By Melony Gabbert
1st Infantry Division Post
Melony Gabbert | POST
Lt. Col. Jim McNair, DHHB, left, and his wife, Cory, right, enjoy the Military Family Appreciation Brunch Nov. 13 at Riley’s Conference Center.