(Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 18, 2013)
In the decked-out dining room of Blumz, kind-hearted Ferndalians and friends gathered for the annual Rotary pancake breakfast. In addition to buying a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and eggs, guests brought winter clothing items for the warming tree.
Scholarship winners Christopher Triplett and Troy Dill-Reese helped serve along with volunteer Jacob Knittel. High school senior Zena Addae played the harp.
~SCHOLARSHIPS. Each year Rotary gives scholarships to students who are involved in the community. (https://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/04/14/ferndale-rotary-honors-seniors-gives-3-scholarships-video/)
~DONATING HELMETS FOR THE ANNUAL BIKE RODEO. Free helmets are given to children to keep them safe while they are riding. The annual event also offers bike licensing, bike inspections and fun for the kids. (https://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/06/06/safety-and-fun-at-2012-bike-rodeo/)
~QUILTS OF VALOR. Rotary teams up with Quilts of Valor to provide servicemen and Veterans with handmade quilts in honor of their service. To read more about this, see https://oaklandcounty115.com/2010/11/16/quilts-of-valor-given-to-ferndale-vets/.
~ENDING POLIO. Around the world Rotary is known for eradicating polio with the spread of vaccination. The Ferndale Rotary, like all Rotary clubs, contributes dues which help finance this effort.
To learn more about Ferndale Rotary, go to http://www.ferndalerotary.com/.
To see pictures from last year’s pancake breakfast, go to https://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/12/09/2012-ferndale-rotary-breakfast/.