By Conrad Dudderar
Yukon will flip over flapjacks on April Fool’s Day as the city’s leading civic group raised funds to purchase a cardiac life-saving device.
The 55th Annual Yukon Rotary Pancake Breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore.
“We’re having it April 1 – no foolin’,” said Yukon Rotary Club Secretary Betty Corn.
Attendees will feast on all-you-can pancakes and sausage prepared by Yukon Rotary Club members. Diners will wash it all down with coffee, milk, chocolate milk, and water.
“We’ve got a real good staff to work the day of … we just need to sell tickets and get the word out,” Corn told Yukon Rotarians during their March 21st lunch meeting at Louie’s Grill & Bar.
Corn gave fellow members fliers, tickets and sponsorship forms for Yukon Rotary’s upcoming pancake day. She also reminded members to bring raffle items that will be awarded at the April 1st breakfast.
Tickets are $8 each, with kids three years and under admitted free. Table sponsorships are $150; each sponsor will receive six tickets.
Tickets are available from Yukon Rotary Club members or by calling (405) 830-7857.
Proceeds from the Rotary flapjack feed will benefit the Yukon Police Department.
“We will use the funds to purchase an AED (automated external defibrillator),” Corn said. “This life-saving device costs approximately $1,800.”
The Yukon Rotary Club previously purchased one AED for Yukon Police. The club also has donated tasers and protective vests for YPD officers and Yukon firefighters.
Guest speaker at the Yukon Rotary’s March 21 meeting was Teresa Gray, CEO of INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon. Gray spoke about the hospital’s continued growth (see related story in upcoming print and online editions of The Yukon Progress).
‘SERVICE OVER SELF’
In recent years, Yukon Rotarians contributed to ICVH’s new helipad project.
Over the years, Yukon Rotary has supported Yukon’s police and fire departments, the City of Yukon, Yukon Public Schools, YPS Foundation for Excellence, Yukon High School Project Graduation, YHS Leaders of Tomorrow, Beautiful Day Foundation, Yukon Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, Santa’s Toy Shoppe, City of Yukon, Cardinal Point Family Justice Center, Sunset Therapeutic Riding Center, Canadian County Children’s Justice Center, Yukon Literacy Council, Yukon Parks & Recreation, Compassionate Hands, Manna Pantry, Yukon Mobile Meals, Yukon Sharing, and others.
Here are a few examples of other projects the Yukon Rotary Club has completed:
- Built new pavilion at Sunrise Park
- Built new concrete pad and garage for Compassionate Hands
- Built new sidewalks for Yukon Chamber of Commerce office
- Contributed to downtown beautification planters on Main Street
- Installed landscaping for the YPD’s flag garden
The Yukon Rotary Club was established in 1967. Rotary’s motion is “Service Above Self.”