An all-you-can eat Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Not only can you fill up on a favorite American meal, but you will be helping improve the environment and beautifying the area at the same time. This annual Pancake Breakfast is one of Keep America Beautiful’s traditional fundraisers.
“Our breakfast is really good,” said Joanne Maskew, executive director of KAB.
On Halloween, KAB will again provide volunteers to help distribute candy at the Halloween Block Party in downtown Cleveland, which again should be full of costumes and costume contests, food, entertainment and camaraderie.
And as soon as the folks at KAB are done washing up the dishes from the breakfast, they will get right back to work on their next environmental cleanup project — America Recycles Events — to will be held across the nation between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14., culminating in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.
“The America Recycles Events is asking elementary schools through local colleges to collect as many pounds (of recyclables) as possible and report the totals to KAB,” Maskew said. The class or club with the highest poundage of recyclables can win one of the following:
— The winner of the kindergarten through fifth grade group will be able to enjoy an ice cream party.
— The winner in the middle school, high school and college student groups will get a pizza party.
The deadline for turning in totals to Maskew via her e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or her fax (559-9789) is Nov. 18 by noon.
“We’re really focused on recycling now,” Maskew said.
A poster contest is also planned that will be held during the Great American Cleanup this spring.
Other fundraisers are being discussed, such as a possible fashion show and luncheon, possibly sometime next spring. Also discussed was whether or not KAB should continue its annual yard sales. KAB is seeking suggestions for fundraisers from the community, schools and churches.
“We need to find something really unique,” Maskew said.
Anyone who has an idea on how to raise money for environmental and school projects that will help the community should contact Maskew at 559-93307, or visit or write her at her office at 474 2nd St. S.E., or email her at jmaskew@cityofcleveland tn.com.