November 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights will hold its annual Community Family Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 7:30 till 11:30 a.m..
The event will be held at the Union Village United Methodist Church, 1130 Mountain Avenue (corner Mountain and Hillcrest), at the “four-way stop.”
For $7 each (or $20 for the whole family) at the door, you can have an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, fresh-made scrambled eggs, hot sausages, cereal, orange juice, and coffee, with all the trimmings and fixings.
The breakfast is cooked by Rotary Club members. Servers for the morning are local Boy Scouts of the Club-sponsored troops, and members of Governor Livingston’s InterAct student service club, also sponsored by Berkeley Heights Rotary.
“As in all past years, funds raised will go to helping our town. What’s raised here stays here,” said Lynn Falanga, Chair of this event. “This year, proceeds will be focused on our town’s school libraries and students,” added Hal Daume, who pointed out, “We’ve been in discussions with Laurie Scott, Berkeley Heights District Supervisor for Language Arts, and the six Media Directors for Governor Livingston, Columbia, Mountain Park, Thos. P. Hughes, Wm. Woodruff, and Mary Kay McMillin schools. Every school is in desperate need of up-to-date ‘hard copy’ encyclopedias. Our target is to answer this need for all six schools.” District Supervisor Laurie Scott noted that, “Not only are these vital books needed as information resources, but we use them to teach students research methods and library science. They’re invaluable.”
The Club’s plan is to buy the books direct from the publishers and have each set shipped directly to each school. “This way, there’s no ‘middle-man’ and there’s no financial red tape—all schools get what they need in the most straightforward way possible,” Daume noted.
This initiative and event is being fully supported by Judith Rattner, Superintendent of Schools, who has promised the Club that every student family will be notified of this event directly, through the schools’ electronic message distribution system. “What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Have a great breakfast at a price you can’t beat, meet and chat with your neighbors and friends, and help the students of our town, from pre-school straight through to high school seniors!” Lynn Falanga observed.
The Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights is in its 48th continuous year of providing service to our community and the world. The Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 12:10 to 1:30 PM at The Chimney Rock Inn, 342 Valley Road in Gillette. The luncheon-and-program is $15 per person and all meetings are open to the public. Call (908) 447-6290 for meeting and event information.