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Hudson -- The PTO satisfied more than 2,500 appetites at its 57th Annual PTO Pancake Breakfast March 1, according to event co-chair Jennifer Fisher. The number broke 2013's record.
"This year the lack of snow and bitter temperatures seemed to bring out all of those who had cabin fever and were in need of good food and company to keep them going until spring," Fisher said.
The breakfast featured pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice and raised $21,000 for Hudson PTO scholarships and teacher/staff grant requests, Fisher said.
"Overall we thought the morning was a resounding success," Fisher said. "The line to get pancakes never slowed, the student performances were enjoyed by all and the coffee stayed piping hot."
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, Fisher said.
Last year grants were awarded for Chromebooks, wireless listening centers, OT supplies, xylophones, entrepreneurial books, and much more. In 2013 the PTO provided five Hudson High School seniors with $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 Hudson PTO is pleased to host a family friendly event that raises so much money for the Hudson City School District and really inspires such community involvement," Fisher said.
Next year's 58th pancake breakfast will be March 7. Contact Fisher at jfisher90@yahoo to volunteer or learn 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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