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United Way's pancake kickoff Sept. 17
Five celebrity chefs will be preparing some pancake specialities on Sept. 17 at the “Flapjack Give Back” for the 2016 United Way of Screven County campaign kickoff.
The evening event to support the local United Way will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sylvania on that Thursday night.
The reigning champion Rachel Thompson of the Bank of Newington will attempt to retain her trophy against some worthy advisories in chefs Andy Clifton of Queensborough National Bank And Trust; “Mrs. Kat” Ponder, school resource officer with the Screven County Sheriff’s Office; Screven County Middle School music teacher Matthew Kersey; and A&T Smokehouse owner/cook Willie Mingle.
Thompson, who won last year’s United Way campaign kickoff Waffle-Off, and the other chefs will have creative pancakes to consume.
For $5 per person, you get those special pancakes along with sausage, grits and a beverage.
Patrons also can fill the “tip” money jar of their favorite chef.
Advance $5 tickets are available at Queensborough National Bank And Trust, who is sponsoring the event; Bank of Newington; Sylvania Telephone; and United Way office.
People can sit down and eat at the church or take a to-go container with the tasty food items.
While the meal will be very good, individuals can also register to win in two different opportunity drawings.
A drawing the evening of the pancake fundraiser will have Yeti items including decals and a 20-ounce tumbler. The tickets are $1 each. This drawing will be conducted at the event.
Also a drawing will be held for a Yeti 45 cooler. The tickets for this drawing also are $1, but the drawing for this item will be done on Oct. 3 at the Between Two Rivers Bike Ride which begins at the Sylvania First Baptist Church.
The Yeti cooler has been donated by Possum Eddy.
All the money raised from the kickoff and the drawings go toward the United Way of Screven County’s campaign’s goal of $75,000.
The annual Between Two Rivers Bike Ride has routes of 5, 12, 30, 62 and 100 miles that are mapped out for Saturday, Oct. 3, throughout Screven County.
To sign up to ride a bicycle, visit the United Way website of www.screvencountyuw.org.
This year a “Battle of the Businesses” has been added to generate teams from local businesses to ride in the October event.
To find out more about the Flapjack Give Back celebrity chefs, the drawings, and the bike ride, visit the United Way of Screven County’s Facebook page.
The local United Way supports 17 non-profit agencies that help Screven Countians lead better and healthier lives.
Included in those agencies are the soup kitchen, St. Camillus mobile health care clinic, TASC Force, Meals on Wheels, and the Senior Companion program.
For more information about the United Way of Screven County, visit the website of www.screvencountyuw.org or telephone the United Way office at 912-564-5770.