An annual tradition returns to Boardman starting this weekend.
The Boardman Rotary Club is holding it’s 37th annual Pancake Breakfast over two weekends during Boardman Park’s Maple Syrup Festival.
Boardman High School students are volunteering their time as part of the Interact Club to serve a traditional selection of all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea.
The event is taking place today, tomorrow and next weekend on both Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31. It runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lariccia Family Community Center at Boardman Park.
Admission is $6.00 for adults, with children six and under free. Tickets are available for purchase in advance from any Boardman Rotary Club member or on the day of the event at the door.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boardman Rotary Club’s charitable community endeavors and Rotary International projects.
Reporter Tim Neptune spoke with Rotary Club President Beth Ann Tabak, co-chair Mandi Moran and kitchen leader Ted Thornton about the event. They say it’s one of the club’s biggest fundraisers.
“All of the funds that we raise go back into the community. So, last year, we raised about $20,000 that we were able to put back into the community to different non-profits, different organizations,” Tabak said.
Along with the breakfast, you can also enjoy the park’s Maple Syrup Festival, which includes tons of activities like hayrides and syrup making exhibitions. Plus, Boardman Center Middle School students always have artwork on display and local Boy Scouts will hold a Chinese auction. Tickets are four for $1 or 25 for $5.