The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “Flipping for Youth” at the 58th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 17th at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill from 6:00 am until noon. The event is an All-You-Can-Eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage. The price also includes your choice of coffee, orange juice, milk, chocolate milk, or soft drink. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. In addition, the club will be selling its famous sausage for $5 a pound. Plates are also available for carry-out, or people can use the convenient and popular drive-through.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club was chartered on December 3, 1948, and is about to embark on its seventh decade of providing continuous service to the youth of Rome and Floyd County. The Rome Noon Optimist Club embodies the motto of Optimist International, “Friend of Youth”, with all local club activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the accomplishment of the youth in our community.
The club raises around $30,000 from the pancake breakfast and all of the proceeds benefit the Noon Optimist Club’s youth-related projects in and around Rome. Youth recognition programs sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club include High School Student of the Month, Middle School Student of the Semester, Student of the Year Awards Banquet, and Terrific Kids Awards Banquet for 4th and 5th grade students. Funds are provided to support over a dozen local youth initiatives including Grands Who Care, The Foundation Camp, Summit Quest, Cops for Kids, and the Vacation Reading Program at Sara Hightower Library.
To purchase a ticket in advance, contact any Rome Noon Optimist Club member or call 706-346-8297. Tickets are also available during normal business hours at the Last Stop Gift Shop on Jackson Hill using cash or check.