TOP PHOTO: It was all hands on deck for Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast. When it comes to pancakes, nobody does it “batter” than the South Campbell County Rotary Club.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – When it comes to pancakes, nobody does it “batter” than the South Campbell County Rotary Club. Tuesday was the club’s annual pancake breakfast at the LaFollette Methodist Church from 7 to 9 am. Rotarians were up and at it bright and early sizzling sausage and flipping flap-jacks.

More than 400 pancake breakfast orders were delivered or picked up and with three pancakes per to-go box, that’s well beyond 1,200 flap-jack’s flipped. And all for a good cause.

Rotarian Cyndi Russell was a pancake professional at Tuesday’s Rotary Club Pancake breakfast.

Funds raised pay for the club’s Purple Pinkie donut purchase, which helped raise funds to fight against Polio on a global level. The South Campbell County Rotary Club’s Purple Pinkie Day was October 25th. This year the Club had a “great Purple Pinkie Day”, according to South Campbell County Rotary Club President Brandon Johnson. 

Johnson said $1,750 was donated by the South Campbell County Rotary Club, plus $1,750 was matched by Rotary District 6780. Then $875 was matched by Rotary International, which equaled $4,350 total from Rotary.

“Then, the Gates Foundation matches every dollar $2 to $1. So Rotary’s $4,350 donation becomes $13,050. This money goes directly to help end polio. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/08/2023-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDON JOHNSON)