Do Ya Like Pancakes?

Brynn Grimley writes:

Well if you do, you should try to make it to a pancake breakfast planned for Saturday at the Brownsville Yacht Club.

For a suggested donation of $5 you can find yourself munching on two pancakes, two sausage links and wash it all down with a Cup of Joe, or some OJ. And, while you’re enjoying your breakfast treat, you can know your “suggested” $5 is going to a good cause.

The fund raising breakfast is being organized by Carolyn Thomas, the wife of Capt. Jonathan Thomas, who was instrumental in bringing the various tall ships to Kitsap County over the last few years. The breakfast will benefit the Schooner Lavengro, which county commissioners declared the official tall ship of Kitsap County last month.

The schooner is run by the non-profit NW Schooner Society, based out of Seattle. Jonathan has done a lot to keep the boat afloat (so-to-speak), including covering a lot of the financial costs needed to keep the boat running. He’s also gone out to the community and found people willing to volunteer their time to make the boat better.

The money raised from Saturday’s breakfast will help the group pay for a full-time captain (former Kitsap resident Dave Haslam who I wrote about last year) to stay on the boat and do the daily upkeep needed to make the Schooner Lavengro suitable for the many free public sails she’ll be giving this summer. *** I learned later tonight that the money raised through the breakfast will be put toward the purchase of a new sail (the forsil), that the boat needs desperately. Jonathan said a new sail runs about $5,0000. ***

*** But Dave Haslam will be captain of the Schooner Lavengro from about May to September, which is a huge bonus for the boat because he’ll be there full time to keep the boat up and running for the free public sails, which will still be offered this summer. ***

The Schooner Lavengro now calls the Port of Brownsville Marina its base of operations, so there’s a desire by the port and Jonathan to get the community plugged in.

So if you feel like getting your eat on this Saturday, and want your money to go to a nonprofit instead of some other international-type pancake plance (I won’t name any names here), head to the Brownsville Yacht Club (at the Brownsville Marina), 9756 Ogle Road NE in Bremerton.

4 thoughts on “Do Ya Like Pancakes?

  1. Oops, forgot to include that the breakfast is being offered from 8 to 11 a.m., and a silent auction will also be held.

    — Brynn
    Reporter/occasional blog contributor

  2. Michael – Brynn was out late at meeting at the Port of Brownsville and may not be up at this hour. I’ll see what I can find out.

    I am excited, as I will get to go on board the Lavengro Sunday to report on a youth education program hosted by Taylor and the crew. Students are from the Washington Youth Academy.

    Chris Henry, South Kitsap reporter

  3. Michael – Just heard from Jonathan Taylor. Yes, you’ll be able to tour the Lavengro at the pancake breakfast. Chris Henry, reporter

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