The University Place Parks and Recreation Department’s Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction is this Saturday, April 3. Serving begins at 8 a.m. in the Curtis High School cafeteria. People of all ages are welcome. The event is much more than a social gathering. Funds raised will ensure the continuous operation of the University Place Community Center/Senior Center, plus youth and adult athletic programs, and other senior activities. Guest speakers and live music promise to make the Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction a lively event.
Curtis High School National Honor Society students, cheerleaders, Key Club, UP Youth Council, local businesses and civic groups are all involved in a focused effort to ensure the event is successful.
University Place recreation supervisor Jennifer Robinson reports, “We do need more items, things that pertain to entertainment, travel, gift certificates, or food items. “ She adds the “Kiwanis and Optimist groups are working together to provide the food and cook and serve it.“ Consider what you can donate and call to purchase advance tickets by Visa or Mastercard call 253-460-2530.
When Robinson was asked what percentage of the proceeds would actually be turned over to the department in support of youth, adult, and senior activity programs, she stated, “100% of proceeds go to the Recreation Department, which the senior center is a part of.” Given that the city’s budget slashing for this department has left it at a subsistence level compared to previous years, it will take more pancake sales that one can visualize except perhaps as the don’t-even-go-there shot on The Biggest Loser or Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
Bring your wallet, check book, open heart, and hearty appetite Saturday morning to Curtis High School to participate in the bidding during the silent auction as you feast on pancakes with the friends and family you have rounded up to join this community-wide endeavor to raise operating funds for the University Place Parks and Recreation Department.