Steubenville Shrine Club plans pancake breakfast for April 5

The Steubenville Shrine Club will host a pancake and sausage breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant on John Scott Highway, Steubenville, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 5.

Tickets are a $5 donation and will be available at the door; from any Shriner; or by calling Jerry Williams, chairman, at (740) 264-4921.

The women of the club will be conducting a drawing for a Dave Barnhouse framed picture of North Street. Tickets are one for $2 or three for $5 and will be available at the breakfast, The winning ticket will be drawn at the restaurant.

“The Steubenville Shrine Club is dedicated to helping area children who have been burned or are in need of medical care. There is no cost to their families,” Williams said.

“The Steubenville Shrine Club provides transportation for the children and their families to and from the Shrine hospitals. Our state organization, Aladdin Shrine Club, incurs the cost of the medical treatment, meals and gasoline. Many adults in our area have experienced help from the Shrine service when they were young and got burned or had other physical disabilities,” Williams said.

“The Shrine Club, like many other nonprofit organizations, has been trying to maintain a presence in our community during this challenging economic downturn,” he continued. “Being a nonprofit organization means we rely on income from our membership dues and fundraiser to pay monthly maintenance, utilities, insurance and taxes,” he said.

The Applebees pancake breakfast is the club’s only fundraiser, according to Williams.

“The club greatly appreciates all the people who support our breakfast with 100 percent of the profit going to our local Shrine club to help pay for our monthly expenses,” Williams said. “Even if you can’t come, the donation of $5 helps us tremendously, but if you come, we can guarantee a fun time and lots of friendships,” he said.