Pancakes sales fund HHS scholarships

FLIPPING FLIPPIN – Floyd Flippin flips a stack of flapjacks during the Humboldt Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast. Funds from the breakfast provide five $1,000 scholarships for Humboldt High School seniors.

by Danny Wade

Humboldt’s oldest civic club held their biggest fundraiser of the year last Saturday morning. The Rotary Club of Humboldt’s annual pancake breakfast was another success.

Held in the East Elementary School cafeteria, dozens of hungry visitors enjoyed breakfast consisting of pancakes and sausage along with coffee, milk and orange juice.

The doors opened at 7 a.m. for those early risers. But Rotary members were there an hour before getting set up—mixing batter, making coffee, cooking sausage and pancakes, and getting placemats on the tables.

Funds from the pancake breakfast are used for various Rotary projects. The bulk of the proceeds go toward scholarships for Humboldt High School seniors.

“The Rotary Club pancake breakfast is a great event for this community,” said pancake breakfast chairman, Lee Williams. “First and foremost, it’s our main fundraiser for our local scholarship fund that awards five college scholarships to Humboldt students every year. Beyond that, it’s become a tradition for many. People come to catch up with friends and make new ones. The generous donations of time and money to help young people further their education illustrates perfectly what Rotary is all about: Service over Self.”

A rainy morning did not stop people coming out last Saturday to enjoy breakfast and fellowship with each other. Well over 200 were served.

Although this year’s turnout was down just a little, it was still a good crowd.

BREAKFAST IS SERVED – Humboldt Rotarian, Jonh Langley (standing) serves up freshly cooked pancakes and sausage to three hungry customers last Saturday morning. The Humboldt Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast was held in the East Elementary School cafeteria. The club fed over 200 diners that morning. Proceeds from the breakfast fund scholarships for Humboldt High School seniors and several other Rotary projects.

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