More than 70 elderly residents were honored at a Mother's Day breakfast held last week in Robstown.

The breakfast has been an annual event since its inception in 1987 that is meant to honor mothers from around Nueces County for the yearly holiday, said inland parks director Edward Herrera. It was held this year at the Nueces County Community Center.

One mother from each of the county's five senior citizens centers, which are located in Agua Dulce, Banquete, Bishop, Driscoll and Robstown and are open to the public, were also recognized at the May 7 event.

A local McDonald's provided breakfast for all of the attendees.

Doris Brant, who was selected by the county as "Mother of the Year" for Agua Dulce, said she was appreciative of being honored for her maternal role to her five children and numerous grandchildren.

"It's a thrill," Brant said with a smile after receiving a carnation and taking pictures with the other winners. "It hasn't really sunk in yet."

Marcy Santos, assistant director of community services, said the event is meant to show moms from all over the area how very special they are.

"It's a way of honoring the mothers and letting them know that they are special on what is a special day," Santos said.

About 75 people attended the event, which also had a live band to serenade the mothers while they ate breakfast.