The Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC) will host its third annual Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 13 at Christ Church, 561 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 performances by Summit elementary, middle and high school students. There will also be a Silent Auction featuring a variety of items, ranging from gift certificates for spa services and restaurants to gym memberships and summer camp packages for children.
SPARC plays a vital role in supporting performing arts programs in Summit public schools. Last year, SPARC funded more than $17,000 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, Tom O'Rourke, "Not only are the Summit Public Schools known for their academic excellence, but we are now on the map for our outstanding performing arts programs as well. Summit High School's record number of nominations and awards over recent years through the Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Awards program is just one indication of the success of our performing arts programs. SPARC helps to fund yearly theatrical productions, as well as a variety of theater and forensics workshops for elementary, middle and high school students. With SPARC's help, these productions and programs provide fun, meaningful and educational experiences for our students." Tickets for SPARC's third 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, visit www.sparcsummit.org