MOORESTOWN, NJ — The Moorestown Rotary Clubs raised over $17,000 for local charities with its 41st annual pancake breakfast on Oct. 29 in the cafeteria at Moorestown High School, the clubs announced. Proceeds will go toward scholarships, community service and international relief projects through Moorestown Rotary Charities. Rotary’s top goal is to end polio worldwide.
Rotary members have contributed more than $1.2 billion and countless hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from polio. Rotary is working to raise an additional $35 million per year through 2018 for polio eradication, to be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
There were plenty of activities at the all-you-can-eat breakfast, including a kids costume contest. Participants could have their faces painted, make crafts, get a blood pressure screening from Bayada Home Health Care and participate in pop-a-shot.
The menu included pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and a topping station. Food and beverages were sponsored by McDonald’s of Moorestown, Brandywine Senior Living, Lacas Coffee, Sensational Host Catering, Wegmans of Mount Laurel, Julie LaVan and Kate Graham.
Upon leaving, children were given balloons and ladies were given carnations. Families were given free drawstring bags and the opportunity to take home mini pumpkins and Halloween-themed centerpieces.
Bayada and Wawa sponsored the event, along with The Evergreens, Liberty Bell Bank, ABI Tape, McCullough Accounting, Atlantic Pacific Mortgage, Thomas Edison State University, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, Hoey Wealth Management of Janey Montgomery Scott.
Activities and services were donated by Dina Marie Designs, MoorArts, Jay-Dogs Catering, Lew Hart, Moorestown Garden Club,Moorestown Flower Company and Lisa Trakis.
The Rotary Breakfast meetings are held every Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Moorestown Community House, 16 East Main Street. Guests are welcome to arrive 15 minutes early and have a cup of coffee to socialize before the meeting.
Anyone interested in joining the Rotary Club should contact Past President and Board Member Scott Aschoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The attached images were posted on the Moorestown Rotary Club’s Official Facebook page.