Seventy seven years ago a member of the local Soroptimist Club had the creative idea of cooking up a hot breakfast and serving it to area residents – all in the comfort of the great outdoors at Riverside Park.
Soroptimist International of La Grande has kept that idea going and growing over the past seven decades, and area breakfast lovers can again indulge in hot cakes, sausage and eggs at Riverside Pavilion on Sunday, June 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are available from any club member or at the door. Cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children under age 12.
Net proceeds from the Breakfast in the Park go toward a $5000 scholarship for an Eastern Oregon University senior woman from Union County.
The breakfast this year will be extra special, as the La Grande High School Tiger Marching Band will be unveiling their new uniforms at 10:30 a.m. with a live, on-site performance in the park in honor of SILG’s financial support in purchasing the uniforms.
La Grande Soroptimists have enjoyed a lengthy history working with Riverside Park Pavilion and the La Grande Parks and Recreation Department. The Soroptimists purchased the first kitchen appliances back in 1953, and later paid for the fireplace upgrades in the 1970s. After the disastrous fire in 2011 that totally destroyed the pavilion, Soroptimists donated $25,000 from their Maxine Cook Endowment Fund to purchase the new stainless steel appliances for the pavilion kitchen. Members of the club also helped design the new commercial kitchen. Maxine Cook was a long-time member of the local Soroptimist Club.
For more information on the June Breakfast and Soroptimist International of La Grande please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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