Since 1959, the Columbia Noon Rotary Club has been serving up pancakes in Maury County. This year’s Pancake Day will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Memorial Building on West 7th Street. The menu includes home-made pancakes, sausage and your choice of beverage. While most folks enjoy visiting during their meal, carryout is available as well. “Pancake Day is the Noon Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser and allows us to serve youth and families in our community through our Club projects”, stated Kelly Good, Pancake Day Chair. “It’s a long-standing tradition, and we are proud to say we have made our pancakes from scratch for 55 years!”
Proceeds from Pancake Day help support some of Noon Rotary’s largest projects. Through the Jack Carleton Scholarship Program $10,000 in college scholarships are awarded to area high school students each year in the Spring. Through RotaryPack, the Noon Rotary Club can send packs of food home with students from McDowell Elementary School. These are children who might not otherwise have enough food in the home to have meals on Saturday and Sunday. As one student stated, “Because of the foodpack, I can stay home this weekend instead of finding somewhere else to go.” The Columbia Noon Rotary says they are blessed to help provide these students with a basic need of life. Rotary is also proud of the fact that more than 50 Eagle Scouts have come out of Scout Troop 103, a troop that has been sponsored by Rotary since 1960. “Rotarians aim to serve their community and those in need throughout the world,” stated Good, “and we are thankful for the community support of Pancake Day which allows us to continue life-impacting work right here in Maury County”.
Another part of the event is the Silent Auction, which is held throughout the day. Many great items are offered each year and this year’s auction will be no exception. Tickets for Pancake Day may be purchased at the door the day of the event. You may purchase advance tickets from any Noon Rotary member.