February 17, 2013 was Summerlea's annual Baden-Powell Sunday
and Pancake Breakfast
The Scouts and Guides of Summerlea paraded in the colours
to start the service.
And meanwhile the Kitchen Krew went into High Gear
under the able direction of Brian Maklan.
The frying pans are ready. The ham is in the oven. The water is boiling. The coffee is perculating.
Once all the batter has been used up (and three electric circuits have blown)
The record crowd gets down to business. Every spot is filled and two extra long tables are hurriedly set up.
An Extra Thanks is due this year to
Kim Blatherwick & Richard Roy
Who added an extra delight to breakfast this year - two bowls per table - of
fresh fruit salad. Thank you, Thank you Kim & Richard!!
|Last week's lunch was a great success. We set places for 80 people and ended up setting up extra tables to accommodate the hungry crowd. By the end of the lunch there were no pancakes and just a few slices of ham left!
As usual this event could not take place without the efforts of the volunteers from the congregation. Thanks to the people who gave up their Sat. morning for set up, the experienced kitchen crew who worked all Sunday morning not only to prepare the pancakes and ham but then remained to wash and clean up the dishes and kitchen afterwards, the members of the congregation(and their supervisor of many past lunches) who pitched in to serve and then clean up the hall, our publicist, our ticket taker, the members who donated some of the items on our shopping list and our Summerlea staff Susan and George.
Our annual pancake lunch has not only become the traditional marking of the beginning of Lent but as well our acknowledgment of the congregations many years of sponsoring Scouting here at Summerlea as well as a chance to socialize with friends while eating a wonderful lunch.
This year we added a fruit bowl at each table at the suggestion of one the members of the congregation. If anyone has any other suggestions don't hesitate to speak up and leave a note for myself with Susan at the office.