Thanks to the many people of the Croton-on-Hudson community who showed up to lend their support to Cub Scout Pack 28’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, January 14th, 2007 in the Parish Hall of Holy Name of Mary Church. The Pack served breakfast to 247 adults and children, while raising over $900.00 after expenses.
For the past few years, the proceeds from this fundraiser have been shared with a worthwhile charity, and this year the Pack Committee decided to keep it local. They’ll be splitting the money with the Croton Caring Committee, an organization that does a fabulous job serving the community. Pack 28 also benefits, having raised funds for needed equipment and to offset expenses to improve the Cub Scout program in Croton.
On relatively short notice—and during a holiday weekend—the fundraiser was very successful because of the efforts of many, many people. Adults and children helped with planning, set up, cooking, waiting tables, collecting money and clean up.
The breakfast would not have been a success without the hard work and coordination of our Pancake Breakfast co-chairs, Leslie & Tom Vasta. The Black Cow Coffee Company provided coffee once again this year, which was very much appreciated. A special thank you goes to Rev. Michael Keane, Anna Marie Reinthaler and Cheryl Comitto of the Holy Name of Mary Parish, Pack 28’s chartering organization. This event was a great chance to teach the young scouts one of the most important lessons of scouting, to help other people. They had a great time serving their fellow neighbors, one plate at a time!
Cub Scout Pack 28 provides programs for boys from 1st through 5th grades. For more information, please visit their website at www.CrotonCubs.org.