Rotary Club preps for annual Pancake Supper


Heath Stribling, president of the Philadelphia Rotary Club, is getting ready for their annual Pancake Supper along with other members.

Stribling has been in Philadelphia since he was three years old. He is a graduate of Philadelphia High School, East Central Community College and Mississippi State.

Stribling has been in banking since 1996 and is now the branch president at Renasant Bank. 

Stribling has been president of the bank for five and a half years. His duties include commercial lending, supervising the branch, and getting out in the community to help to bring business to the bank.

“Rotary is an international club,” said Stribling. The mission of Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. A main objective has been to rid the world of polio.

The local Rotary club has around 45 members. The club donates money to the parks system, among other things. They also volunteer with other organizations such as Open Arms and God’s Closet.

“We donate to Boy’s & Girls Club, United Way, and we have also given to the veterans' monument,” said Stribling. “We are here doing things, not only for the Rotary Club International but here in our local community.

The Rotary Club will hold the pancake supper on Monday, Oct. 19. The pancake plates are $5 each. The event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizen building at Northside Park.

“You’ll have pancakes and bacon on the plate,” said Stribling. Tickets for the pancake supper can be purchased from any member of the Rotary Club.

This year will be the first year the Rotary Club does the pancake supper as a drive-thru only because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This year will be drive-thru, you hand us your ticket, and we give you your meal through the window,” Stribling said.

All the members of the Rotary Club will be wearing masks to try and be as safe as they can. All money will be raised for the club and the different things they do.

“A good portion of the money will go to Northside park,” said Stribling.

If someone in the community does not know a member of the Rotary Club they can contact Heath Stribling and he will be glad to help that person get tickets.

Stribling admits he’s not that much of a cook, but he shared some family recipes from his mom and grandmothers Stribling and Truhett.


1 1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp. Butter

3 beaten eggs

3/4 cups sugar

1/4 t. Salt

1 tsp. Vanilla

Sprinkle of nutmeg

Mix all ingredients. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Lower heat to 300 to 325 degrees for about 1 1/2 hour. Test with kitchen knife to the center to be sure it is done.


Boiled Chicken breast and thighs

1 stick butter

2 cup milk

2-3 cups saved chicken broth

Plain flour

350 degrees oven. Boil and debone chicken. Butter 9 x 13 casserole dish. Mix butter and flour in pan. Cook low till thickens. Add milk and chicken broth. Stir till forms a good sauce. Put half of chicken in the bottom of casserole dish. Cover with 1/2 of sauce. Cover that one pre-made pie crust. Repeat chicken, sauce & crust. Take about 50-60 minutes.


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

4 or 5 ripe bananas

1 box vanilla wafers

1 tsp vanilla

1 tablespoon butter

4- egg yolks

Place vanilla wafers on bottom and ground sides of bowl. Cut up a layer of bananas into wafers. Add layers of custard. More bananas than more custard and vanilla wafers. To make custard melt butter in a pan, white plain flour, and melt with butter. Mix until it thickens then add sugar, vanilla, salt, milk and egg yolk. Continue stirring custard till custard consistency.

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