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McDonald’s pancake fundraiser benefits SCENe

UMM, UMM, GOOD ­– Springville Concord Elderly Network member Joan Barsalou, of Springville, and her granddaughter, Daisy, enjoy a pancake dinner at McDonald’s.

Michael Beatty, local owner of Springville MacDonald’s restaurant, helped the Springville Concord Elder Network raise much-needed funds Tuesday evening, March 25. The efficient, friendly restaurant staff served nearly 200 people stacks of hotcakes for the “All You Can Eat Pancake Supper.”

SCENe Program Chair Jackie Shaw, Founding Member Esther Lunde and I greeted friends and families, as they visited over coffee at tables set with fresh flowers. Besides raising money for SCENe, the event took on a friendly party atmosphere. How can you go wrong with pancakes and maple syrup?

Beatty donated the dinners and tickets, which SCENe sold. Because of Beatty’s generosity, every dollar spent on a ticket was a 100 percent donation to SCENe to support programming.

SCENe is an all-volunteer network dedicated to helping adults remain active and engaged members of our community. I am heartened when a local business recognizes the importance of older adults to the stability of a community. Contrary to popular belief, older adults are an economic asset, not a fiscal liability. The over-50 demographic brings opportunity for new business, mature experienced workers and service-minded volunteers.

Virginia Krebs
Springville Concord Elder Network


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