Rotary Restaurant raffle winners will be selected when the pancake breakfast returns

Posted: Nov 12, 2022 7:30 AM

The Rotary Club of Newtown is currently working on two fundraising events.

The first is the return of the Pancake Breakfast, a Newtown tradition that has lasted over three decades.

For the 62nd year, the Newtown Rotary Club will be serving a pancake breakfast cooked by club members.

This year’s breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Principale Street.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door that morning and will also be available closer to December 3 at

The menu will follow traditional fresh pancakes, real syrup from Maple Craft Foods, sausages from Butcher’s Best and coffee from BD Provisions.

Even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, local Rotarians ensured that local residents who enjoyed at least one annual breakfast of fresh pancakes with real maple syrup could continue their tradition. The club provided take-out breakfast kits in 2020.

Restaurant raffle

Meanwhile, ticket sales continue for Rotary’s newest fundraiser, the Thirty For Twenty Restaurant raffle. On the table for this new event are collections of $100 gift certificates from 30 local restaurants.

First place is 15 restaurant gift cards, second is ten restaurant gift cards, and third is five gift cards.

Newtown Rotary Club president Alex Villamil is excited about the new offering.

“We are delighted to bring this draw to Newtown,” he said. The Newtown Bee end of August. For a very reasonable cost, he said, anyone can have the opportunity to win gift certificates at several local restaurants.

“We limit sales to 2,000 tickets, so the more tickets you buy, the better your chances of winning,” Villamil noted.

The Rotary Club president sees the new offering as a win-win solution for everyone involved.

“Entrants get a chance to win, restaurants get exposure through our advertising, and all net proceeds from this raffle go to local causes and organizations like the Newtown Rotary Scholarship Fund, Newtown Community Center, High School Book Project, Newtown Parent Connection. , Dorothy Day Hospitality House, and more,” he said.

Tickets are $20 each, available through the local club’s website, Members also sell tickets in public places around the city on Saturday mornings.

Villamill said The Newtown Bee recently that members plan to be available before each film at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street; and Saturday mornings in November at Bagel Delight, 30 Church Hill Road; Dodgingtown Market & Deli, 57 Dodgingtown Road; and Dunkin Donuts, 6 Queen Street. Check the club’s Facebook page (Newtown CT Rotary Club) for updated listings.

Winning tickets will be drawn at 11:30 a.m. at the annual Rotary Pancake Breakfast.

For more information, contact Villamil at 203-223-3524 or visit


Managing Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at [email protected]

Edmond Town Hall will once again host the Rotary Club of Newtown Pancake Breakfast, returning to the Alexandria Hall in early December. Among those planning the event are members of the local Rotary club, left to right, Larry Nkabinde, club president Alex Villamil, Dan Honan and Vern Chong. The club will also celebrate the conclusion of its latest fundraiser that morning. —Bee Photo, Hicks

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