Annual Elks breakfast advantages Buddies of Parks and Recreation – Winchester Solar

Annual Elks breakfast advantages Buddies of Parks and Recreation

Revealed 12:30 pm Friday, March 10, 2023

At a location in Winchester final Saturday morning, the odor of eggs, bacon, sausage, and extra crammed the air as espresso, juice, and drinks delighted those that crammed their stomachs.

But this wasn’t McDonald’s or your on a regular basis fast-food chain.

As a substitute, at Winchester Elks Lodge #2816 – at 255 Customers Drive – the Elks Profit Breakfast passed off to the delight of dozens who attended.

Cash from the occasion went to the Buddies of Parks and Recreation.

“It’s open to the general public for $8 for a buffet,” mentioned Tiffany Fletcher, the assistant programming director for Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation. “You come and eat good meals, and Buddies of Park [and Recreation] will get to maintain 100% of these earnings.”

Buddies of Parks and Recreation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit group, dedicates its efforts to supporting the mission of Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation by means of fundraising efforts.

It seeks to advertise well being and leisure alternatives to make group life extra lively and handy.

Buddies of Parks and Recreation not too long ago earned a Gold Seal of Transparency in 2022.

“Two of the large issues that Buddies of Parks [does] is we fund our little preschool splash class that provides swim classes to preschool youngsters from Clark County Preschool,” Fletcher added. “The opposite factor we do with that cash is summer season camp scholarships.”

Thus, life-saving methods and water security practices have been taught, whereas it additionally offered out of doors actions when youngsters are out of faculty.

Loads of time was given for these seeking to get pleasure from breakfast, because the occasion ran from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A number of notable native figures got here out.

Amongst them have been Magistrates Ernest Pasley, Dan Konstantopoulos, Greg Elkins, Mayor JoEllen Reed, former Mayor Ed Burtner, Decide-Govt Les Yates, and Metropolis Commissioner Kitty Strode.

Different Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation employees members – together with Director Jeff Lewis and Program Director April Stanfield – additionally appeared.

The turnout appeared to exceed final 12 months’s.

“Final 12 months, we broke information. They’d to return to the shop 3 times for us,” Fletcher mentioned. “This 12 months, we’re hoping to do it, and I feel we’re doing fairly good. I feel we’re proper on monitor to both meet or exceed our purpose from final 12 months.”

The big attendance comes regardless of heavy winds from the day earlier than that prompted electrical outages and different inconveniences for a lot of Winchester residents.

Apart from the meals talked about beforehand, the buffet additionally included biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and extra.

Whereas that is the second Elks Profit Breakfast in partnership with Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation, the 2 organizations are – thankfully – acquainted.

“We’ve a very good partnership with the Elks, and that is simply one other means of [reciprocating that] relationship,” Fletcher added.

Maybe most notably, she and the employees are grateful for what Clark County and Elks Lodge #2816 can do for the group.

“We all know Clark County loves their youth, and that is a method that they’ll present it,” she mentioned. “They present it for us each time, so we admire them.”

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