Hazelwood PTSA hosts annual pancake breakfast Jan. 12

January 2, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy

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Spencer Rowland (left) and Indigo Bamba flip through pages of ‘Star Wars’ books at last year’s annual Hazelwood PTSA pancake breakfast and book fair.

More than 500 students, neighbors and family members are expected to get a belly full of pancakes at Hazelwood Elementary School PTSA’s annual pancake breakfast Jan. 12.

The all-you-can-eat affair runs from 8-11 a.m. and includes mounds of pancakes, as well as sausage, fruit and beverages, all cooked by PTSA volunteers.

This event in particular gets fathers to come out and show their cooking prowess, said Rosalind Vazquez, the Hazelwood PTSA president.

“The dads, they do it in one-hour shifts and they are just cranking pancakes out,” she said.

The pancake breakfast will again be held in conjunction with the school’s book fair, where attendees are being asked to donate their change. Those donations will go to educational support items for Hazelwood students in need.

“The money that we collect from that helps to buy books for kids that maybe don’t have as much money,” Vazquez said.

The money raised selling books at the fair goes to the school library.

“All the money that we raise from selling our books at the book fair, we reinvest right into the library to buy more books,” Vazquez said.

This year, the PTSA will also collect gently used purses and shoes of all sizes that will be given to the Renton Clothing Bank.

The event is open to the community. Children younger than 2 get in free, tickets for children 2-14 are $4 and everyone else can get a ticket for $5.

“We really hope that people will bring their aunts, their uncles and grandparents,” she said. “It’s kind of a nice way for their extended family to see where their kids and grandkids are going to school.”


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Learn more at the Hazelwood PTSA’s website at www.hazelwoodptsa.org.

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