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November 1, 2012

Cooperstown Rotary ready for 55th Pancake Day

The Cooperstown Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Day, an Election Day tradition since 1957, will be held again this year from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Cooperstown Vets Club, 60 Main Street.

Rotary Pancake Day has become a popular custom in the Cooperstown Community. The all-you-can-eat menu includes pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, apple sauce, coffee, tea and cider. 

In addition to Cooperstown Rotary Club members and their families who volunteer for the annual fundraiser, in-bound Rotary Youth Exchange students will also be on hand to help out with serving, seating and cleanup.

“It’s a great time to connect with friends, catch up on local news and support the great work of Rotary”, Nan Apps, co-chair of Pancake Day said in a media release. 

“We’ll be all hands on deck to keep up with the large number of people who look forward to coming every year,” co-chair Ben Novellano added.

Besides enjoying a great meal for a real bargain, those attending may also purchase sets of boxed note cards featuring photographs of Cooperstown taken by local photographers, in support of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio. 

Tickets for the event are $6 for adults; $4 for kids, and are available at the door or from any Rotarian. 

Since its founding in 1924, the Rotary Club of Cooperstown has played an active role in supporting the Cooperstown community on many levels, including volunteer service and financial support to local charities, educational and cultural organizations. One of the club’s most popular endeavors is the Youth Exchange Program which sends local high school students abroad and places foreign students with local families for a year of study, language and cultural immersion.

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