Pancake Brunch to support our needs of our local parish
Council: 10020 - No. WINDHAM
Every year, our Council holds fund raisers to support the many needs of our local parish. One of the current needs of our parish is a new sign. The current sign is in disrepair. Because the church is set back quite a bit from the main road, the sign plays an important role in enabling the community to find the church, especially visitors who are not local and are vacationing. The sign also plays an important role in building the domestic church by announcing our many events and welcoming the entire community to them. To support this parish need, the Council held a Pancake Brunch in mid December 2018.
Our Council efforts began a month before the event with our publicity efforts, including Brother Knights sending out announcements to local newspapers, posting the event on the current (in disrepair) sign, printing and stuffing flyers into the parish bulletin a week before the event, and talking up the event in the community. Brother Knights announced the event at masses. One Knight held up signs after masses on the morning of the event, directing parishioners to the hall for the event.
A day before the event, 5 Brother Knights set up the parish hall, moving movable walls, setting up the tables and chairs, place mats, centerpieces, napkins, and silverware. Brother Knights also pre-washed all silverware and dishes. A number of Brother Knights and their spouses pre-made several dishes, like biscuits and gravy, and quiche.
On the morning of the event, Brother Knights and their spouses arrived early and prepared the food. The Brunch included fruit, pancakes, eggs, quiche, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, beans, brown bread, coffee, tea, and juices. On Brother Knight also donated 5 dozen donuts. Sixty eight people enjoyed the full brunch that day. A 50/50 raffle also was held in support of the cause. The Council donated $750 to the parish for its needs.