On November 13, pancake lovers of all ages gathered to enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Marco Island firehouse. Throughout the morning people came in waves, many arriving in their Sunday best following church services. Volunteers flipped endless pancakes and served scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice to hungry guests. Many came backfor seconds, and even the occasional thirds.
Residents and visitors interacted with the firefighters, some of whom were off duty and enjoying the morning with their families.
The pancake breakfast was sponsored by the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation, with the support of Mutual of Omaha Bank. The Foundation supports many Marco Island Fire Rescue families in their timesof need, both financially and emotionally. The Foundation also provides educational scholarships to firefighters and their family members.
To help raise funds for student scholarships, the Foundation is raffling a “build your cruise your way” seven night cruise. Tickets are $50, and only 250 will be sold. For more information on the cruise raffle, contact Dianna Dohm at 239-331-0908. Learn more about the Marco Island Fire Foundation at www.marcofirefoundation.com.