Call them hotcakes, flapjacks, griddle cakes or simply pancakes, they are all delicious comfort food that is on the menu for the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s “Pancakes Against Polio” charity breakfast on Sat., Mar. 10, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Brocton Central School Cafeteria, 138 West Main St. in Brocton. All net proceeds from this Rotary Club’s final PolioPlus Challenge fundraiser will be donated to the Rotary International PolioPlus Fund to support efforts to end the crippling disease of polio.
This family friendly breakfast includes hot-of-the-griddle, all-you-can-eat pancakes with real maple syrup, plus breakfast sausage, applesauce and coffee, tea or juice. Also, there will be a silent auction with a wide array of items, and an informational display about Rotary’s polio immunization and eradication efforts and this Rotary Club’s unique PolioPlus Challenge. Brocton Interact high school students will be assisting the Westfield-Mayville Rotarians during this event.
Advance tickets, which are now on sale, must be purchased by Mar. 5. Tickets will also be available at the door. Ticket prices are $7 / Advance Adult or $8 /At-the-Door Adult; $5 / Child, Age -12; and Free / Child, Age 5 & under. To purchase tickets, contact Janese Berkhouse, 716-397-8801 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or any member of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club. Tickets for this pancake breakfast are flying off the griddle, so get yours before they are gone!
Why should folks in the United States care about the crippling and often paralyzing disease of polio? The polio virus is currently endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Though it is not currently endemic in our country, the polio virus could easily return, given our mobile, global population. The virus and the disease are truly only one plane ride away from returning to our country and affecting our population.
Each dose of the polio vaccine costs about sixty cents. If one child remains infected with the poliovirus, then children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio. When the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club’s PolioPlus Challenge is fully attained, the total number of children who will be able to receive polio vaccinations will be 100,000!
So, whether you want a short stack or tall stack of pancakes, let’s make short order of polio, hold its feet to the hot griddle, and wipe out this crippling disease in our lifetime! Come to the “Pancakes Against Polio” charity breakfast on Mar. 10, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Brocton Central School Cafeteria and join the cause to End Polio Now!