Folks turned out early on the morning of Nov. 6. In spite of it being a Saturday, they went straight to Maryville High School.
The occasion was a fundraising pancake breakfast sponsored by the Red Rebel Marching Band.
The annual pancake breakfast drew 281 and almost $3,000 to help defray costs of band members’ activities. About 40 band members and 18 parents volunteered to work in the kitchen and helped serve the guests who ate in the cafeteria/commons area during the event.
More tickets were sold than individuals who arrived to actually eat. Students sold 592 tickets, band parent and coordinator of the breakfast Becky Rials said.
“The amount raised was $2,976 and that goes into individual student’s accounts. If a student sold 10 tickets at $5 a piece, $50 goes into that students account,” she said. “This supports each student for band trips, band camps or any other miscellaneous expenses.”
Rials thanked the International House of Pancake restaurant for being a major donor. “They cooked and donated pancakes. We also had donations from Wal-Mart and Bravo Catering,” she said.