The Wallkill East Rotary Club (WER) held its annual pancake breakfast Jan 27 and as per normal the event was again a sweet success.
Now in its 10 year, first year in the Town of Crawford Community Center after years at Pine Bush High School across the street, the pancake breakfast raised approximately $2500 dollars to be used by the club to fund various charities including Relay 4 Life, Tri-County Community Partnership and to help with the Pine Bush High School Interact Club.
“The money raised was ahead of last year,” Michael Swensen, one of the organizers said. “We were very happy with the turnout and the day overall.”
The breakfast cost just $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students and was free for children under five. There was also a 50/50 drawing and a bake sale.
The spacious community center proved to be not only an efficient facility to host the event, but saved WER approximately $700 in expenses, which of course went right back into the bottom line raised for charity by the event.
On the menu? Pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee were the staples, with the previously mentioned bake sale also an option for a small additional fee should you have a sweet tooth.
Much of the food was graciously donated by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous. In addition, the Pine Bush Teachers Association played a big role in providing much of the food for the breakfast.
Approximately 20 WER and 20 Interact Club members worked hard to ensure guests had a great experience and that the event went over well in its first year at the new venue.