During the North Warren Central School’s annual Community Pancake Breakfast, Reading and English teacher Jen Lail serves up a flapjack to Lily Morehouse of Brant Lake, while Lily’s father Curt Morehouse observes.
A dozen or so teachers of North Warren Central School found themselves in a role quite different than their routine on Saturday March 15, as they circulated between tables in the school cafeteria serving pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee to students and their parents — as well as others in the area community.
The event, which provided as much socializing as nutrition, was the seventh annual Community Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the North Warren Teachers Association.
Not only did the parents and public get to meet up with many North Warren teachers and staffers, but they had the opportunity to meet the new Superintendent of Schools, Margaret “Peg” Brady, who joined the district just months ago. Brady sat down and talked about the school and curriculum topics with various parents as they ate their breakfast.
Assisting with this year’s event were North Warren faculty and staff members Jessica Birkholz, Kat Bauer, Cathy Casler, Erica Leonard, Jule Marinelli, Stacy Cooper, Deanne Peters, Judy Benway, Eric Bott, Jeff Dibble, Mike Therio, Sue Therio, Debra Varsames, Rick Mahlstedt, Jen Lail and Josh Gifford. Also assisting were Holley Bedell, Tammy Harvey, Cheryl Erikson, Tom Harvey, Jean Kubaryk, Ellen Davis and Lori Korniak.
The event included attendees bringing non-perishable food to be given to the local food pantry. By the morning’s end, an impressive array of food piled up in the hallway, indicating that people in northern Warren County care about their neighbors in need.