A Colonel Sanders’ Story

While attending the KFC blogger event earlier this year, we learned a great deal about the founder, Colonel Harland Sanders.  Dropping out of school in 6th grade, coming from a small town, and having worked many jobs throughout his life, you wouldn’t expect Colonel Harland Sanders to be one of the most recognized names in recent history. Colonel Harland Sanders was a real person, with real dreams, and a passion, his story is the all-American story.

The man behind KFC – Colonel Harland Sanders

Being a 6th grade dropout, the Colonel had a heart for kids and education. The KFC Scholars program is for high school seniors that have a financial need and want to pursue a college education.

While at the KFC blogger event, we were told the story about how the Colonel never passed up a hitch hiker, because of his earlier years of hardship. One particular day, he asked his driver to pull over to pick up a college student who was hitchhiking on his way back from work. After talking to the young man who attended the local college, the Colonel instructed his driver to not take the boy back to his dorm, but to admissions. The Colonel ended up donating funds to cover this young man’s entire college education, room, and board. The Colonel’s generosity continues today with the Colonel’s Scholars program.

KFC gives back, by supporting education, diversity and animal welfare programs. Each store even gives their leftover chicken to local soup kitchens each day. If you have a story about Colonel Sanders, share it on his tribute page at www.ColonelSanders.com.

#KFCFresh Blogger Event

Read more about the KFCFresh blogger event in my earlier post. You can also learn more about the experience by checking out some of the other bloggers that attended the event. Since I had to depart early due to my dad having a heart attack, I’m not pictured below. My dad is doing A-OK.

Alicia from The Mommy Insider

Dwan from MommaDJane

Elizabeth from edVacation

Jessica from Jabbering Jessi

Jill from Musings from Me on Kids, Preteens and Teens

MaryBeth from Baby Good Buys

Mellisa from Fun Saving Money

Paula from Frosted Fingers

Rebecca from Mama B

Sheri from Kidsumers

Tesa from 2 Wired 2 Tired

Toni Patton from A Daily Dose of Toni

Zippy from Champagne Living

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