PUBLISHED: 4:01 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Pancakes and music make for successful fundraiser in Ketchikan

Photos by Priscilla Barnett
  Outbreaks of spontaneous dancing was seen at the fundraiser.
Thanks to the many volunteers, the first Pancake Breakfast at the Ketchikan Senior Center was a huge success. Pancakes were eaten, fun was had, and manager Jackie Beasley reported that the "requests were overwhelming for making this an annual event."

Along with community contributions through ticket sales and donations from various community retailers, the event raised a total of $1,450.00 which will support the Senior Center's meal program

"The social atmosphere was spectacular with laughter, great conversation, singing, with a fun time being had by those who attended," Beasley reported.

Stan Felsman & Dave Rubin shared a variaety of music during the breakfast and made many participants, staff, and volunteers break out in dance.

Photos by Priscilla Barnett
  The pancake princesses of the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department made sure everyone got a hearty breakfast.
Beasley reported that Felsman & Rubin were "the hit of the event and continue to be a topic of conversation here at the senior center still bringing smiles to our faces and music to our hearts, as we reflect back on this spectacular event and the musical talent they were so willing to share with those of us who attended."

The musicians were presented with cookbooks from the seniors as a show of appreciation.

The South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary provided the breakfast. A youth group under the coordination of Priscilla Barnett also helped.

Photos by Priscilla Barnett
  Cecilie and Aisha were making sure the pancake breakfast raising funds for the Ketchikan Senior Center's meal program was well attended.
Beasley said:

"A very heartfelt 'THANK YOU' goes out to all the wonderful people who attended and helped in a variety of ways to make this a spectacular event for all."