With between three and four hundred people expected for breakfast, Debbie Rogers, chair of the St. Mary-St Cecilia Pancake Breakfast fund raiser didn’t have a lot of time to chat.
“We’re just delighted with the turn out,” Rogers said, as hungry families and friends poured through the doors of the Morrisburg Legion, Branch 48, on Sunday morning, February 10. “This fund raiser, organized and run by the Parent Council, is one of our big events of the year. We have many parents and teachers out to help, and a number of St. Mary-St. Cecilia students are working as servers and clean up crew.”
Several area businesses helped off set the cost of the food.
This year’s Pancake Breakfast, the 12th one the council has organized, raised $5,500 towards the purchase of a new SmartBoard for the school.
“Ultimately we would like to see that every second class room has a SmartBoard,” Rogers explained.
SmartBoards provide cutting edge technology for the classroom, allowing teachers to use computer programs which permit students, with all ranges of abilities, to interact directly with the white board as they learn.
There were also a raffle (principal Joy Martel was manning the table), a silent auction and kid friendly games like guessing the number of candies in a jar.
“We were very grateful to the businesses and individuals in the community who provided us with items for our auction,” Rogers said. “And it was great to see all ages coming out for breakfast.”
The funds raised from the breakfast will also be put towards school trips and school events.