Homemade pancakes with Fortune Farms maple syrup, sausages, baked beans, orange slices, juice, tea and coffee.
All proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The whole story:
On May 5th a longstanding Clayton tradition will come to an end. For fifteen years Kathy’s Crusaders for the Cure have hosted a fundraising pancake breakfast with all the proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. It all began when friends and family of Ray and Kathy Lowe decided to do a fund raiser for their Relay For Life team. The event soon outgrew St George’s little church hall and graduated into the Clayton Community Hall, expanding to include bake sales, plant sales, silent auctions and garage sales. In the beginning Ray and Kathy and Kim and Jeff Edwards supplied the maple syrup and when they stopped producing, Fortune Farms stepped in to provide the sweet nectar. Over the ten years that the Crusaders fielded a team, they raised more than $80,000 for the CCS, with a good portion coming from the breakfasts.
Kathy’s Crusaders stopped participating in the Relay in 2012, however, the core group of about ten people decided to continue the breakfasts. The proceeds have always gone to the CCS through various Relay teams, including the Arc Angels team and Cecile and Tye Daigle’s CPHS team. There are no teams involved this year, so they will send the proceeds directly to the CCS. The breakfasts have been a fun and fulfilling event to boost the contribution.
The Crusaders want to thank their loyal followers for their patronage and generosity over the years. Several people have attended since the beginning and it has been very gratifying when people ask throughout the year when the next one is happening. Many have been very generous with donations of goods, services and dollars. Mike McNeely has donated the butter, milkers and creamers every year. St George’s Anglican Church sponsors the event and has always been supportive.
Breakfast consisting of fresh homemade pancakes, Fortune Farms syrup, sausages, orange slices, baked beans, juice, tea and coffee is served from 8am to 12noon. Adults pay $9; children 6-10 - $5 and children under 6 eat free.
The Clayton Community Hall Committee may continue the tradition next year as a fund raiser for the hall, with the support of the Crusaders.
Maple syrup, sausages, beans, etc. For Cdn Cancer Soc.
Cost$9, kids 6-10 $5
Clayton, ON K0A 2G0