Rotary Club Pancake Supper set for Monday
The Philadelphia Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Supper is scheduled from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the Senior Citizens Center and the proceeds will benefit the community.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Rotary Club member. The pancakes may be picked up in a drive-thru and there will be no in-house dining.
Rotary Club President Elizabeth Frohse said proceeds would be used for different community projects. Last year, monies from the pancake sale were used to put a new roof on the pavilion at Northside Park.
“It funds our service projects,” Frohse said. “We always give a large check to Northside Park.
“We give a donation and we work at Open Arms Feeding Ministry. We give to United Way and Stuff the Bus. We also buy dictionaries for all of the third-grade students at Neshoba Central and Philadelphia elementary schools.
“We were reading to the pre-K students (before the COVID-19 pandemic). They haven’t let us back in yet. But the books we read, we give copies to the students to keep.”
Frohse said the club strives to be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Last year, we did the drive-through for the first time. Before COVID-19, people used to come in and sit down,” Frohse said. “We served coffee, milk and soft drinks and it was a lot of fun. But we don’t want to risk anything right now.
“We serve more than one thousand plates. That is a lot of pancakes and a lot of bacon. It is really good and it will be the cheapest meal in town that night.”
Club members will start setting up the griddles around noon. It takes a little while to prepare a thousand meals.
“We will have people standing outside directing traffic,” Frohse said.
“They will come in one way and go out the other.”