11/18/13 — Boys & Girls Club Pancake Day set

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Boys & Girls Club Pancake Day set

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on November 18, 2013 1:46 PM

The 35th annual Pancake Day fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club will be held the same weekend as every year, on "parade day," coinciding with several Christmas parades scheduled around the area, Saturday, Dec. 7.

But for the first time in a long time, the price has gone up slightly.

For more than a decade, tickets were $5 each, organizers said.

At long last, inflation has caught up with everyone and this year, tickets will be $6 each.

The event will take place at the Goldsboro club, 1401 Royall Avenue, from 7 a.m. until noon.

Tickets can be purchased from any board member, club staff or at each of the three club locations in Goldsboro, Fremont and Mount Olive.

The popular pancake and sausage breakfast will be cooked and served by club board members and volunteers. Patrons can eat in or take out, and large orders can be accommodated. Re-quests of 10 or more plates can be easily handled by calling in advance to place an order.

Proceeds benefit the many programs offered for hundreds of children to come every day after school and during the summer months. Founded in 1947, the organization is non-profit and privately funded, dependent upon donations and volunteers to accomplish its mission. The three area clubs serve more than 1,700 youth annually.

The public is invited to attend the breakfast and take advantage of the opportunity to walk through the halls of the club and see firsthand where Wayne County children and youth benefit from the programs, officials said.

To purchase tickets, make a donation or volunteer, contact the Boys & Girls Clubs office at 919-735-2358. Requests for large take-out orders should be placed by Friday, Dec. 6.