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Annual pancake breakfast brings in smiles and funds

ENCINITAS — Despite intermittent rain showers, the 38th annual Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito went off without a hitch on Feb. 26. “The rain didn’t slow us down at all,” said clubhouse Manager Chris Ann Sarver.
The Griset branch in Encinitas hosted the fun-filled affair with more than 100 participants including parents and children enrolled in the various programs offered by the organization. With all-you-can-eat flapjacks and sausage, several volunteer cooks stayed busy the entire morning.
The bargain price of $5 gave families incentive to come according to Giselle Pena. “It’s a good cause and the food is affordable,” she said. “The kids are having so much fun, it’s worth getting out in the rain.”
The event raised approximately $3,200 for programming at the center. A portion of the funds will be used to offer scholarships to children whose families cannot afford the after-school activities. The amount was a slight increase from last year’s take.
Awards were given to the children in several categories including youth of the year, arts and crafts youth and outstanding technology youth. The organization’s basketball team was also awarded “gold” medals for their participation.
The organization provides activities to promote the education, self-esteem, health and character in young people. “It’s important that the kids know how much we support them,” Sarver said.
Some of the programs offered include summer camp, aquatics, after-school sports leagues and Montessori education. For more information visit www.positiveplacesd.org.

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