For more than two decades the Rotary Club of Harrisburg (RCH) Pancake Breakfast has not only raised thousands of scholarship dollars, but it has been a time of member camaraderie and service above self thus benefiting students at the Harrisburg School District.  Unfortunately, a second year of Covid-related concerns has put the in-person fun fundraiser on hold.
Undaunted, the RCH Pancake Breakfast Committee has reimagined a means to transform pancakes into much needed scholarship funding for deserving HSD students, assistance for homeless students and the purchase of young persons’ dictionaries. 

Under the theme of “Pancakes For A Purpose (PFAP)”, chairs Marion C. Alexander, Past President Karen Paris and “pancake flippin’” committee members have fashioned a way to raise money, engage RCH members and fill empty bellies with fantastically flipped pancakes.
This year’s Pancakes For A Purpose will embrace two different initiatives…both wrapped around those loveable round pancakes.
First, the PFAP committee members will deliver all the necessary fixings for a wonderful pancake breakfast to different area organizations. (Participating at publication time are: Bethesda Mission, Downtown Daily Bread and the Market Square Presbyterian Church Sunday morning feeding program.  The organizations in turn will griddle and serve more than hundreds of hungry folks.  The Rotary Club of Harrisburg offers a big, big “Thank You” those organizations.
Second, each of the RCH members are asked to pledge $100 to the Harrisburg Rotary Foundation.  The members then will receive the pancake ingredients so they can flip some cakes for family and friends.  With plans for this to happen in the week of November 8, the committee is also asking the members to take lots of photos of everyone sharing in the great delights of a pancake breakfast. RCH will then add these photos to their wide-reaching website and social media.
Participating members will be entered into a raffle for fame, fortune and fun.
The photographs in this article are from the 2019 Pancake Breakfast.  Thank you RCH Rotarians.