BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Familiar faces and friendly smiles were on the menu along with homemade pancakes, eggs and sausage at the 35th Annual Berkeley Heights Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at the Church of Little Flower school cafeteria, a new location for the event.
Among the familiar faces was Army Captain Bill Toft, who just returned home from Afghanistan. "As a Boy Scout, I used to serve at this event," said 29-year old Toft. He was enjoying the breakfast with his father, Dennis, a long-time scouting volunteer and Good Scout Award recipient.
Preparations for the event were spear-headed by Rotarian, Jim Ramentol. This year the Rotarians were assisted by the volunteer efforts of the Gov. Livingston InterAct Club and Boy Scout Troops.
All proceeds benefited the Little Flower Food Pantry and guests were asked to bring non-perishable items for the cause.
The Berkeley Heights Rotary Club is a group of local business owners and professionals, who come together to give back to the community and are members of Rotary International, the world's oldest service organization. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.