Pancake breakfast at SCS to benefit Alzheimer’s research, May 21

Two eighth-graders are spearheading a pancake breakfast on May 21 to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Courtesy photo

By Joyce Ke and Laragh Scharf

We are two eighth-graders from Shelburne Community School, and for our community service project this year we wanted to do something that brings our community closer together and will also help a cause.

In the beginning of the trimester we went to the Arbors and spent time with the residents every Thursday afternoon. It gave us the idea to do a fundraiser to help with Alzheimer’s research.

We wanted to do something that was fun and involves everyone in the community, so we came up with a pancake breakfast. It will be $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. The pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 21 at SCS, from 9 to 11am. All proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Alzheimer’s Association.

Our goal for this pancake breakfast is to raise at least $500 to donate to the foundation and to make our community stronger. For the pancake breakfast, we will be offering homemade pancakes, potatoes, and eggs. We will also have apple cider and water available for drinks.

During the pancake breakfast, there will be a raffle with prizes such as a bottle of wine from Village Wine and Coffee, a Vermont Teddy Bear, and gift cards. Tickets will be sold at the ticket table and at the raffle table for 25 cents per ticket. Winners will be announced at 10:30am.

There will be a playground, basketball court, and many fun activities. We recommend families to bring a blanket to lay on the warm spring grass and have a good time. For more information, contact

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