The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) will host its fourth annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue in Summit to raise money for performing arts productions and educational programs to benefit Summit public school students.  Throughout the morning, parents and children can enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and musical performances by Summit elementary, middle and high school students.  There will also be a Silent Auction featuring a variety of items, including summer camp packages for children.

SPARC plays a vital role in supporting performing arts programs in Summit’s public schools.  Last year, SPARC funded nearly $12,000 in grants to supplement performance budgets at all schools in the district, enable a variety of educational workshops for drama and forensics students, and provide performing arts scholarships for high school seniors.
 
According to Summit Board of Education President, John Lyness, “We are extremely proud of Summit's performing arts program and view it among the best in the state - if not in the nation.  This opinion has been shared by others as well, most notably the Paper Mill Playhouse, which has presented Summit High School productions with numerous Rising Star Awards over the years.  We look forward to continued excellence in performing arts, but in today's budget environment, such a program simply would not be possible without SPARC"

Tickets for SPARC’s fourth annual Pancake Breakfast are priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children.  Children ages 3 and under are free.  For more information about SPARC and a list of Silent Auction items, visit www.sparcsummit.org.