SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Rotary Club hosted its second annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at Shady Rest Country Club (820 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains) on Sunday, April 7. Attendees included Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and members of the Scotch Plains Township Council, among others.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Save the Frazee House project, a local restoration effort managed by the Rotary Club. The Frazee House is a farmstead that has been standing for more than 270 years, and has been celebrated as an example of vernacular architecture from the 1700s. According to local legend, British General Cornwallis marched through the property after the Battle of Short Hills in 1777, and asked Aunt Betty Frazee to hand over bread for his tired and hungry troops. To this she replied: “Sir, I give you this bread through fear, not in love.” Cornwallis and his troops did not touch the bread, but they did take just about everything else.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club has served the community since 1938. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at noon at the Stage House Restaurant. Guests are invited to attend and learn about the good that Rotary is doing worldwide. For further information, go to fsprotary.org or visit the Facebook page.