Chesapeake band students serve breakfast Saturday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 6, 2003

CHESAPEAKE - A local high school band is hoping people will patronize their pancake breakfast Saturday morning - and it is even willing to serve those patrons themselves.

From 8-10 a.m. Saturday morning, members of the Chesapeake High School marching band will have a pancake breakfast at the Applebee's at 1135 Third Avenue in Huntington, W.Va. Members of the band and band boosters will serve and bus the tables, and the meal includes all the pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice a person can consume. Tickets cost $5 and are on sale until Friday. To purchase the tickets, call 886-7987 after 5 p.m.

The band is seeking to rebuild its funds after a trip to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga., on New Year's Eve 2002, said David Graham, band booster president.

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"They had a wonderful time," he said. "It's great when they get to be in a major metropolitan area on a major holiday."

The band is partnering with Applebee's, as have many athletic and academic organizations in the past, Graham said. Not only will the breakfast raise funds for the band, but the band students will also learn valuable life lessons, he said.

"Mrs. (Julie) Carper and the band boosters hope this will instill self-confidence and discipline and teach the kids about the value of hard work," Graham said.

More than one opportunity exists for eating. The VFW Post 6878 in Proctorville will also have a pancake breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at its new post home. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under. In the afternoon, the Knights of Columbus will have a spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. Cost will be $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12, and a dance will follow.

The Christmas season will also continue at the Lawrence County Museum with a Christmas bow workshop at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The instructor will be Kim Pemberton from Kimbearly's Browse-A-Bit, and those participating must pay a $5 fee to cover supplies. To register, call Nancy Livingston at 533-1126.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Christ United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Bazaar with crafts, baked goods and lunch.