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Hudson -- The PTO needs big appetites for the 57th Annual PTO Pancake Breakfast March 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hudson High School Commons.
Pre-sale tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for a child 12 and under and can be purchased at The Learned Owl Book Shop and Hudson ACME through Feb. 28. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash, check or credit card and are $8 for adults and $6 for a child 12 and under.
The poster advertising the event was created by Hudson High School Senior Art Morris in his Graphics 3 Art class.
Morris plans to pursue a degree in graphic arts in college.
"I'm very excited that PTO picked my design," Morris said. "It's very fun to be able to work on real world projects with the Hudson PTO. I look forward to seeing my design around town."
The breakfast features Perkins pancakes, GFS sausage, Erie Island Blend coffee provided by Caruso's Coffee and milk and juice provided by Hudson's Restaurant. Gluten free/allergy free alternatives are available.
Children can participate in games or face painting. Diners can listen to musical entertainment, visit the student art show and enter a 50/50 raffle or buy raffle tickets for a chance to win prize baskets.
In the past 10 years, profits from the Pancake Breakfast have allowed the Hudson PTO to contribute almost $165,000 to the schools in the form of special grants and student scholarships, according to Jennifer Fisher, event co-chair with Darcy Mihalek and Sue Carter.
Last year grants were awarded for Chromebooks, wireless listening centers, OT supplies, xylophones, entrepreneurial books, and much more. In 2013 PTO provided five Hudson High School seniors with five $1,000 scholarships.
More than 300 volunteers help with the biggest PTO fundraiser event and include students, parents, members of the Key Club and National Honor Society, Boy and Girl Scouts and many more.
The mission of the Hudson PTO is to act as a communication link between parents and the school community, to financially supplement the education of Hudson school children, to actively support the Hudson City Schools, and to provide programs that instill a fun and positive atmosphere in the home, school and community.
Go to www.HudsonPTO.org to join online or print out a membership form. Family membership costs $15.
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