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Rotary Serves Up Super Bowl Breakfast Fundraiser
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Longtime Rotary Club member Dave Mantooth spoons on some gravy for a patron at the Sunday morning Super Bowl Breakfast fundraiser put on by the local service club.

The annual Super Bowl Sunday fundraising event, a made-to-order omelet breakfast, was hosted at the Escalon High School cafeteria on Feb. 3, put on by the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club.

Diners lined up just before the 8 a.m. start of the breakfast and a steady stream of patrons kept the Rotary members cooking up the omelets throughout the morning.

Rotary Club treasurer Diane Alcorn said there’s no connection to the Super Bowl, other than the club hosts their breakfast on Super Bowl Sunday each year. Instead, she said, it is one of the club’s fundraisers that help support student scholarships.

Alcorn said the group was extremely pleased with the turnout this year and said posting the breakfast fundraiser information on the city’s new electronic sign near the McHenry/Highway 120/Escalon Avenue intersection seemed to help draw in more diners.

“I really think people are paying attention to that,” she said of the message sign, which was donated to the community by another local service club, the Escalon Lions.

She said Rotarians from many neighboring communities turned out to support the breakfast as well. On the menu were the made-to-order omelets, pastries, fruit, biscuits and gravy and beverages.

“This funds our high school scholarships,” Alcorn added. “We give out three or four a year.”

The $1,000 scholarships are provided to graduating Escalon High School seniors and are based on criteria including community service and academics.

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Dishing up the fruit cups, making sure there is an adequate supply for diners, is Rotary Club member Jay Park.
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Young Marcus Gullem, 8, chooses where he wants to put his raffle tickets on Sunday, with a number of options available.
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One of the newer members of the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club, Dawn Webster was on hand to help serve up the made-to-order omelets at Sunday’s Super Bowl Breakfast.