Rotary Club to serve pancakes Monday evening
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:00 AM
Hot pancakes topped with buttery syrup and lots of bacon will be served in the county coliseum Monday evening by Philadelphia Rotarians as part of their biggest community service project of the year.
The annual pancake supper, to benefit Parks and Recreation, is set from 5 to 7 p.m. with preparations being made for about 800 people.
The supper will be in the senior citizens center inside Northside Park.
For a $5 ticket, patrons can dine in or carry out a plate of hot pancakes with all the trimming along with a drink. Tickets are available from any Rotarian and can also be purchased at the door.
The pancake supper was held a number of years in the auditorium at Burnside Lake Park and was later moved to the coliseum to better accommodate patrons. This is the third year it will be in the senior citizens center.
From the beginning, all proceeds have gone to the Parks and Recreation program to benefit the community's youth.
Rotary President Terry Jones said the club's 51 members were looking forward to the annual event, with many signed up to cook under the supervision of Chris Burt, Rotarian and parks and recreation director.
Tickets can be purchased from any Rotarian or at the door.
The club's current officers, in addition to Jones, are Pat Thomasson, vice president; Rex Rounsaville, secretary; Kenny Dickerson, treasurer; Lisa Howell, sergeant at arms, and Annette Watkins, past president.