News: Neillsville FFA Alumni (Pancake Feed – 2018)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/2018
Neillsville FFA Alumni (Pancake Feed – 2018)
Neillsville FFA Alumni Hosting Pancake Feed
By Valerie Brecht
The Neillsville FFA and FFA Alumni will once again cook up some flapjacks and other scrumptious breakfast foods for the community. The annual all-you-can-eat pancake feed is this Sunday Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Neillsville High School Cafeteria.
The menu includes regular and potato pancakes, sausage, cheese curds, coffee and milk. Alumni members will cook while students serve the meal and wash dishes.
Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will go toward scholarships for graduating FFA seniors attending a technical college or four-year university.
“We typically give around $2,000 in scholarships annually,” said Amy Gerhardt, FFA advisor and agriculture instructor at the high school.
Additionally, this year’s pancake breakfast will feature a bake sale to benefit Spanish Club and FFA members that are traveling to Washington D. C. for a leadership conference in summer 2019.
Gerhardt said the breakfast was an all-around positive event.
“This event not only has delicious food but is an opportunity for community members to come together for a great cause. FFA has a strong sense of community, so being involved in this endeavor is perfect,” she said. “It also is an opportunity for members to increase confidence when serving food or waiting on tables.”
Gerhardt explained that the breakfast is one of several fundraisers and events the FFA puts on throughout the year. The youth FFA chapter has a fruit sale annually and runs several food stands to raise funds for FFA leadership conferences throughout the year.
The FFA Alumni also has a hog raffle with tickets going on sale the day of the pancake breakfast. This year’s hog was raised by Neillsville FFA member Dawson Gerhardt and donated to the Neillsville FFA Alumni by Seehafer Refrigeration of Marshfield.
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