Pancakes at the pavilion: Saint Martin's students invite public to a Saturday breakfast benefit for hurricane victims

Oct. 25, 2005

Lacey – What do pancakes have in common with hurricanes? If you say that many homes, schools, libraries and businesses were flattened like pancakes by hurricanes lately, you’d right, of course. The rest of the answer happens Saturday at Saint Martin’s University when a big pancake breakfast will raise money to help victims of the two recent devastating hurricanes, Katrina and Rita.

The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast buffet is a service project of the 20-member Freshman Seminar class led by Saint Martin’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Gayle, Ph.D. Students will be serving breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at Saint Martin’s Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave., with all proceeds earmarked for hurricane relief.

Each year, students in each of the university’s Freshman Seminar classes take on a community service project in pursuit of one of Saint Martin’s guiding principles, that of living exceptional lives dedicated to serving others. Gayle’s class decided to help hurricane victims and planned the entire event. Besides the buffet, they’ll have games and raffles to get the morning off to a great start.

Please join the students for breakfast and lend your support to the hurricane relief effort. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

For more information:

Barbara Gayle
Vice president for academic affairs
360-438-4310

Deanna Partlow
Media relations coordinator
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu