By Conrad Dudderar
Just as hungry diners will line up this Saturday morning, businesses already have been lining to support the Yukon Rotary Club in the return of its wildly popular pancake feast.
At least 17 businesses have sponsored tables for Yukon’s 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast set from 7-11 a.m. March 5 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.
Anyone interested in having a table should contact a Yukon Rotary Club member.
“It’s $150 to sponsor a table and you get six tickets, as well as the ability to leave marketing material on the table,” Yukon Rotarian Amanda Wiedemann said.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast sponsors are:
Wesco Insurance Agency, Fogg Law Firm, Bass Law, Wiedemann Insurance Agency, Interbank, Christian Brothers Automotive, BancFirst Yukon, Edward Jones, Cardinal Point, Conrad-Marr Drug, Carpenter’s Ace Hardware, ProGrade Flooring, YNB, Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, OFG Financial Services Inc., Old Republic Title – Yukon, and Wall Street Investments.
Several businesses have stepped up to sponsor double-page promotional ads in The Yukon Progress – Ken Carpenter Auction & Realty, Southwest Monument, Conrad-Marr Drug, and Yanda & Son Funeral Home.
Yukon Rotary Club members are finalizing plans for Saturday’s big day. It’s an “all-club” effort to present this epic flapjack feed.
“We will have about 20 Rotarians working this event including Bill Martin in the back flipping pancakes, Jay Emory cooking sausage and Leon Corn making sure the coffee is made ‘the right way’,” Wiedemann said.
“Kristy Loyall and I will be making sure everyone has full cups of coffee and Becky Durham will be greeting people as they come in the door and selling raffle tickets.”
Tasty pancakes and sausage will be prepared fresh for breakfast attendees – whether they want to eat inside the Dale Robertson Center or bring their food home.
“For the first time ever, we are offering curbside pickup,” Wiedemann added. “Anyone who is interested just needs to pull up to the front of the DRC and look for a smiling Rotarian to place their order.”
One lucky Yukon Rotary Club Breakfast attendee will win a grand prize – an Oculus Virtual Reality system.
There will be several other items raffled including gift cards to some of the local coffee shops and restaurants.
IN SERVICE TO YUKON
Rotary’s motto is “Service About Self.”
Funds raised from this Saturday’s breakfast will allow Rotary to continue its work in this community and around the world, Yukon Rotary Club member Betty Corn said.
“Rotary is the oldest civic club that still exists in Yukon,” Corn said. “Chartered in 1967, it has a pretty rich history!”
That rich history features Leon Corn, Betty’s husband, who is celebrating his 50th year with the Yukon Rotary Club.
In fact, Leon Corn is the only Yukon Rotarian to reach this milestone. He joined the club in 1972, sponsored by Jesse Urton who was then his “boss” at the Yukon Mid-High School.
In 2022, the Yukon Rotary Club is raising money to support Canadian County’s Cardinal Point domestic violence center.
The club has contributed to a long list of causes and organizations since being established in 1967 – from Mobile Meals and the Yukon Foundation for Excellence to Santa’s Toy Shoppe and Christmas with a Cop.
Everyone is welcome to Saturday’s Yukon Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the Dale Robertson Center.
Tickets are $8 each. Kids ages 3 years and under are admitted free.
Meanwhile, the City of Yukon’s annual Trout Fish Out has been moved this year but will still be on the same morning as Rotary’s pancake day.
The youth fishing derby will be 8-11 a.m. March 5 at the Welch Park Pond, 615 Annawood, instead of the pond next to the Dale Robertson Center.
Yukon residents are encouraged to enjoy both events this Saturday.