When Corry Kiwanis Club member Anne Myers orders up food for the Hubert S. Vaughn Fly-in Breakfast, she has to do the math.
Each year, members of the Kiwanis Club, Corry Rotary, and Corry Area Chamber of Commerce cook enough food to serve hundreds of people who go to the Corry-Lawrence Airport the third Sunday in July for the fly-in.
This past Sunday, more than 600 people ordered up breakfast.
“We served 629 children and adults,” Myers said.
Myers orders up the food prior to the event, where ROKI (Rotary-Kiwanis) toast, a variety of cinnamon French toast topped off with syrup, is a favorite.
“We went through four gallons of syrup,” Myers said.
Other foods items cooked and served included the following:
• five-plus 5-pound packages of pancake mix
• four-plus cases of orange juice; with eight 64-oz. bottles in a case (16 gallons)
• three 30-pound tubs of strawberries.
• two case of biscuits; 120 biscuits in a case
• nine cases of sausage; 200 sausages in a case
• 60 loaves of cinnamon bread
• one case of dessert topping; 12 16-ounce packs in a case
• six cases of eggs, some of which were donated by Hillandale Farms Inc.
There’s not much left over, but food that is left over goes to a good cause.
“If we have left-over items, they are donated to a local (nonprofit) agency,” Myers said.
In the past, food has been donated to places like Anchor House and the Salvation Army, but Myers did not know exactly what agencies the leftovers were donated to this year.
The proceeds from the breakfast go toward a scholarship fund for a Corry graduate who is majoring in the field of aeronautics or attending a vocational school. This year, after 2010 Corry Area High School graduate Ashlee Nichols and her family ate breakfast, members of the three sponsoring organizations presented Nichols with a check for $750.
Nichols will attend Mercyhurst North East in the fall to major in nursing.
See the Journal's Tuesday, July 20th edition for full story.