The Rotary of Club of East Lansing puts on the Pancakes in the Park event each year to raise funds to benefit community projects. The 2015 Pancakes in the Park benefited the following organizations:
- The Weekend Survivor Kit Program coordinated by Many Hands Foundation
- The Okemos Band Boosters for new uniforms
- Helping Hands Respite Care to support a Music Therapy program
- Donley Elementary School received funds for books for their library
- Parkwood YMCA for Summer Camp Scholarships
- East Lansing High School for their after Prom Party
- Funds for the East Lansing Library for the Literacy Program
- Support for the new East Lansing Pickle Ball Court at Patriarch Park
- Support for Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center
- A contribution to East Lansing Parks and Recreation for the Art and Ceramic Studio at the Hannah Community Center
To learn more about receiving funds from the East Lansing Rotary Club go to https://www.eastlansingrotaryclub.com/rotary-committee-summary/community-service/
Sunday June 8th the forecast calls for morning showers and warm temperatures. “A little rain never stopped us,” quipped the Pancakes in the Park Chairperson, Josh Clayton. “We plan on making and serving pancakes like we always do, so come on out and see us on Sunday morning.”
The annual community service fundraiser, a signature event for the East Lansing Rotary Club, is scheduled for Sunday June 8th from 7:00am to 12:30pm in the covered picnic pavilion at Patriarche Park, Alton Street and Haslett Road in East Lansing. The menu includes coffee, juice, pancakes, sausage and grilled apples. Tickets are $5.00 each and kids 5 and under EAT FREE.
This Sunday visitors to Pancakes in the Park will also get a good look at the site preparation for the Playground in the Park, Re-Imagined. The Community Build for the playground is set to begin on June 16th and continue through the 19th (rain make-up day on the 20th). Volunteers are still needed to help with the build and Community Support opportunities include engraved brick pavers (4×8 or 8×8) perfect for families or businesses. Look for more details at the Park on Sunday, or go to: www.cityofeastlansing.com/playgroundinthepark
So, on your way to church or the park, toss your rain gear and umbrellas in the car and get ready for a fun day in the park!