If you plan on attending the Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 10, your first stop should be the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the First Baptist Church, 277 South Main Street from 6-10 a.m. Tickets for the delicious and bountiful breakfast are only $5 each.
The Russellville Rotary Club has been hosting a pancake breakfast since 1972 as a kick-off to the days many exciting events. The community gathers together to sit down and join in conversation, while eating a delectable stack of homemade pancakes. Usually coffee and juice are served, as well as a sausage patty.
Funds generated from the breakfast go to help the club provide a number of projects in the community. Some of the Rotary projects include: awards for Teacher of the Year, Vocational and Student of the Month; collection of household items donated to social services; providing dictionaries to third grade students in the Russellville and Logan County School systems; the Happy Feet program where the non-profit provides shoes for underprivileged children, and a program where coats and jeans are provided for the youth of the community. The local Rotary group also supports the historic Governor Breathitt House.
Rotary International began in 1923 and was created for a primary goal of the eradication of Polio. The organization has grown leaps and bounds the last nine decades and provides numerous service programs all around the world. There are currently 54 members in the Russellville Rotary, whose current president is Joe Ross.
“The pancake breakfast is a great opportunity for our Rotary Club to be involved in the community, and to participate in one of the largest events in Logan County on a yearly basis,” said Ross. “This event allows us to fund a number of our service projects in Logan County and beyond. On behalf of the Russellville Rotary Club, I would like to thank all of the people that have made the pancake breakfast an annual success.”
According to Ross, the breakfast has become a tradition for many Logan County families. “I hope it can continue to be for years to come,” he said.
Tickets for the breakfast were sold before the event, however, you can still purchase a ticket at the door. Please join the Russellville Rotary Club and the community Saturday, Oct. 10 to begin your day of celebrating our county.
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