Manchester-Essex Rotarians send a big thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who helped make this year's Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast a huge success. In addition to the good times had by all, and the memories made, $350 dollars from the raffle will go directly to the scholarship fund, plus proceeds from the breakfast.  The 50/50 raffle winner was a member of the  O'Malley family. Click here for a photo slide show.
Our thanks to H.P. Hood, for donating all the dairy products, Crosby's, First Parish Church,  and Seven Central for coordinating supplies, particularly Chris Brown, Rev. Hughes, George Nickless, and Paul Barclay; Parks & Recreation Dept, Central Street Gallery,  Nor'east Frameworks and Scott Energy Co. for selling tickets; our celebrated pancake flippers, Rep. Brad Hill, Sen. Bruce Tarr, John Hickey; the high school Interact students who helped with carrying supplies, parking cars, and clean-up; the entertainment, Dixieland Band, Isabella Schmidt, who sang the National Anthem, and Patrick Meeham on the bagpipes; servers Sally Curry, Selena Evens, Cecilia Buffenoir (who is visiting from France), Debbie Gilliss, Michelle Gavin, Mary Hickey; John Bubrouski, Bob Coyne, Pat Martines, Mike McCullough, Susan Parker, Debbie Ray, Dave Singleton for their labor and enthusiasm. My apologies for anyone I may have missed. We wish everyone a happy Fourth of July celebration.