Allen West Does Pushups While Kids Enjoy Burgers at Five Guys

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All photos by Laine Doss
Allen West with kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County.
Five Guys' newest location at Cypress Creek Station in Fort Lauderdale hosted a group of 15 Big Brothers and Sisters mentors and mentorees on Saturday for an afternoon of food and fun. It was a fun outing with a twist -- taking the orders for burgers, fries, and colas was Congressman Allen West.

Ana Cedeno, chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, was happy that Five Guys hosted the event that came with a built-in civics lesson. "I'm a huge fan of Five Guys, and this was a great opportunity to show these kids how a business is run. It's also given me an opportunity to explain what a congressman is", said Cedeno.

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Allen West looks good in uniform.
Yes, West did talk about small business and dropped and gave us pushups while wearing a Five Guys uniform, but the afternoon really belonged to the "littles" (Big Brother Big Sister-speak for the kids enrolled in the program), who seemed to care more about the burgers and spending the day with their "bigs."  Here are some smiling faces:

 

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"Little" Mason Laidlaw with "Big" Pete Strong. Mason likes fast cars and thinks his Fives Guys burger was the best he's ever had.

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"Big" Courtney Thompson with "Little" Cody Jackson like to go to the park and the movies. Thompson is a vegetarian and liked that Five Guys had a veggie option. Cody, however, is a carnivore.

 

 

 

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Nadine Whittaker with kids Brandan, Tristan, and Courtney have lunch with "Big" Navon Wallace, who enjoys mountain biking and boxing with his "Little."

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Brantia Robinson just turned 18, but her "Big" Carla Christopher and she are continuing their relationship. Brantia plans to enter college in the fall.

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West drops and gives us 20...

 

 

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David Harms
David Harms

If there was something that could make push ups and pull ups easier to do would you do them>?  Google "push up bench" and see how you can make them easier and get the most out of these two prolific exercises.

Yak
Yak

I think this is the guy who was forced to resign from the Army or be court marshaled. 

Beast
Beast

Move along you haters

Rob
Rob

I think this article shows just how far this "paper" has fallen under the direction of Eric Barton. And perhaps how stupid new times readers are. The only possible reason that left wing loon Barton would send left wing loon Doss to a West event would be to do whatever they could to embarrass him. God forbid they should even mention that he came down here while congress is in session to spend some time with area kids. But Doss' brain is just filled with venom for anyone who doesn't think that being gay is normal or who doesn't think its a "woman's prerogative" to murder her baby if she doesn't feel like dealing with it.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Did he wash his hands after the floor exercise?

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason

Agreed Fairandbalanced. This was a good article that covered one of Congressman West's many outreach programs to constituents, area businesses, and community organizations. Keep up the good work Congressman West!

Fairandbalanced
Fairandbalanced

I am astounded that this hate filled blog actually publishes something that is good.

NickR
NickR

"smal business" --> "small business", please.

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

Actually he did. I watched for it.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Window dressing politics. Nothing to see here.

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