By Elizabeth Marie Himchak
For the 45th year, Rancho Bernardo Kiwanians will raise money for various causes through a pancake breakfast.
The fundraiser will be 7-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Rancho Bernardo High School near the cafeteria, 13010 Paseo Lucido. Tickets are $6 per person, with children ages 4 to 8 years charged $3. Each ticket includes one entry into a drawing for a 39-inch flat screen television.
The winner need not attend the breakfast, as was the case for last year’s television winner, said Julie Sleeper, breakfast chairwoman.
Sleeper said the club members hope to raise around $22,000 through ticket sales. She said Kiwanians are anticipating 800 to 1,000 attendees, but that will likely be only half the number of tickets sold, since there is typically a 50/50 ratio between ticket purchasers and breakfast attendees.
Tickets will be sold at the event and in advance by members, some of whom will be in front of the Albertsons and Vons in Rancho Bernardo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday, Aug. 24.
In addition to the television drawing, Sleeper said there will be a silent auction for around 200 items, including grocery and restaurant gift cards, car washes, watches and rounds of golf.
Throughout the breakfast musical entertainment will be provided by the Dixie Strutters.
As for the breakfast’s proceeds from the club’s largest annual fundraiser, they will be divided among many charitable projects, programs and organizations that the Rancho Bernardo Kiwanis Club supports, Sleeper said.
In the past these have included scholarships for Poway Unified graduating seniors; the Key Clubs at Rancho Bernardo, Del Norte, Mt. Carmel, Westview and Maranatha Christian high schools plus the Kiwins at RB High; Builders Clubs at Bernardo Heights and Black Mountain middle schools; local Boy Scout troops; the YMCA; Rady Children’s Hospital; Make-A-Wish; Seniors Helping Our Kids; RB Senior Services; Rides & Smiles; Honor Flight; Ronald McDonald House; Heart-to-Heart Ministries; Paws’itive Teams; Wounded Marines and Rancho Bernardo Pathway of Pride.
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