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Pancake breakfast to benefit after-school programs

POSTED October 30, 2012 10:11 p.m.

The Denair Lions Club is hoping a few hot cakes can help fill gaps in after-school funding.

The club is hosting its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser to support after-school programs at Denair Elementary from 7 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday at the Denair Community Center.  Part of the proceeds will also be shared with the Denair Unified School District’s transportation program and the Denair Volunteer Fire Department.

Denair Elementary Principal Fawn Oliver said that it has become difficult to fund basic after-school programs for students. 

“Every school has to be very creative in finding funding for these programs,” said Oliver.  “This year we have been very fortunate in being supported by the Denair Lions Club, and thanks to their contributions, our students will have the basic foundation for skills that will benefit them as they continue through school.”

The proceeds from the breakfast will aide Denair’s after-school programs that include a homework support group, computer classes, and Spanish language classes.

“The numbers of social economic groups entering our area are continuously growing,” said Oliver.  "Many of our kids don’t have a hold of computers to complete their homework.  These after-school programs are not only providing resources, they are also a safe haven for them to stay out of the streets.”

Jeff Wong, president of Denair Lions Club, hopes to connect with members of the Denair community at the breakfast.

“We would love all community members within Denair to stop by the pancake breakfast and say 'hi' and come join us for breakfast,” said Wong.  “This is a great way to meet our members from the Lions Club and be in touch with the entire community by helping a great cause.”

The Denair Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will include an assortment of pancakes, ham, eggs with coffee, juice and milk.  Donations will be accepted at the door. The Denair Community Center is located at 3850 N. Gratton Rd.

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