I’ll pour your Blarney coffee on Friday

Friday will be my first time ever at the Blarney Breakfast, a 38-year-old tradition that feeds Wichitans wearing green and raises money for a good cause — Rainbows.

The organizers have asked me to be a “celebrity coffee pourer” and offered me the choice of two time slots: 6 to 7 a.m. or 9 to 9:30 a.m. I’ll be there at 9 a.m.

The breakfast lasts from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Old Chicago at 7700 E. Kellogg, right by Towne East. For a $12 ticket ($5 for kids), attendees get a choice of an egg or pancake breakfast plus access to Old Chicago’s “breakfast pizza bar,” which I’m told includes an invention called biscuits and gravy pizza. There’s also “bottomless coffee,” which is where I and the other pourers come in. The event will include bagpipers and Irish dancers.

Tickets are available at the door. The first 500 people get a free Blarney Breakfast coffee mug, and attendees can buy $10 chances to win a 2013 Chevy Spark from Parks Motors of Augusta.

The event usually draws about 1,000 people.