By Conrad Dudderar
The Yukon Rotary Club is gearing up for the return of its popular flapjack feast.
Yukon’s 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast will be 7-11 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.
In previous years, Yukon Rotary’s pancake day was presented in conjunction with Yukon Parks & Recreation’s annual Trout Fish Out at the pond next to the Dale Robertson Center.
“Unfortunately, they moved the Trout Fish Out to another pond, but we are still having the breakfast on the same weekend … because this club doesn’t stray from tradition,” Yukon Rotarian Amanda Wiedemann said.
“This year, we have decided to set a focus on our donations and picked Cardinal Point in El Reno as our charity of choice.”
Cardinal Point is Canadian County’s domestic violence center inside the county’s juvenile facility.
Wiedemann and other Yukon Rotarians will spend the next several weeks preparing to don their blue aprons and prepare the mouth-watering pancakes and sausage they’ve become famous for.
Tickets to the March 5th Yukon Rotary Pancake Breakfast are $8 each. Kids ages 3 years and under are admitted free. Table sponsorships are $150 each.
Curbside service will be offered.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Rotary’s motto is “Service About Self.”
Funds raised from the upcoming pancake feed will help Rotary continues its work in this community and around the world, according to Yukon Rotarian Betty Corn.
In the past year, Yukon Rotary members attended a Christmas party for students at the Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children’s Justice Center and gave funds to Youth & Family Services.
The club also provided meal gift cards to healthcare heroes at Yukon’s Integris Canadian Valley Hospital during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yukon Rotarians have volunteered for several years as bell ringers during the Salvation Army’s Christmas red kettle drive.
Here’s just a sampling of the many Yukon Rotary Club projects over the years:
- Hard body vests for police and fire departments
- Taser guns for the police department
- Downtown beautification planters
- Czech Festival information booth
- Frisbee golf course at Yukon City Park
- Pavilion at Sunrise Park
- Sponsoring exchange students
- Landscaping the police department’s flag garden
Of note, this is Leon Corn’s 50th year as a member of the Yukon Rotary Club. A fun celebration is being planned to mark this milestone.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Yukon Kids Fish Out will be March 5 at the pond in Welch Park. Yukon residents are encouraged to enjoy both events that day.