Optimist pancake breakfast set for November 12

November 10, 2020–7:09 p.m.


The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “Flipping for Youth” again this year.

The 60th annual pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, November 21 from 6 until 11 a.m. at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the entrance.

That includes 4 pancakes and three pieces of sausage.

Sausage is available in 1 pound packets for $5.00.

The event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety will be a drive through event. The price of the ticket includes 4 pancakes and three pieces of sausage. Traffic will be directed by volunteers on scene to assure your efficient movement through the line and hot fresh food ready to go. Should conditions with COVID-19 safety change we will reschedule the event to January the 16th at the Civic Center between 6-11am.


The Rome Noon Optimist Club was chartered on December 3,1948 and is about to embark on its seventh decade of providing continuous service to the youth of Rome and Floyd County.  The Rome Noon Optimist Club embodies the motto of Optimist International, “Friend of Youth”, with all local club activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the accomplishment of the youth in our community.


The club has set as its goal this year to raise $50,000 from the pancake breakfast.  All the proceeds benefit the Noon Optimist Club’s youth-related projects in and around Rome. Youth recognition programs sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club include:  High School Student of the Month, Middle School Student of the Semester, Student of the Year Awards Banquet, and Terrific Kids Awards Banquet for 4th and 5th grade students.  Funds are provided to support over a dozen local youth initiatives including Grands Who Care, The Foundation Camp, Summit Quest, Cops for Kids, and the Vacation Reading Program at Sara Hightower Library.


To purchase a ticket in advance, contact any Rome Noon Optimist Club member or call 706-413-1402.  Tickets are also available during normal business hours at the Last Stop Gift Shop on Jackson Hill using cash or check.


You can find additional information about the Pancake Breakfast or follow the happenings of the club by visiting their Facebook page Noon Optimist Club of Rome or their website www.romenoonoptimist.org

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