(Media release from the Rome Noon Optimist Club):

After two years as a drive-thru only event, the Rome Noon Optimist Club is

happy to announce we’re “Flipping” Back, with indoor sit-down dining as

an option once again. As a THANK YOU to our community for their strong

support during the challenges of 2020 and 2021, the club voted to keep

ticket and sausage prices the same for 2022.

The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “Flipping for Youth” at the 62nd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, November 19th at the Rome Civic

Center on Jackson Hill from 6:00 am until 11:00 am. The event is an All-

You-Can-Eat breakfast of pancakes and sausage. The price also includes

your choice of coffee, orange juice, milk, chocolate milk, or soft drink.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. In addition, the club will be

selling its famous sausage for $5 a pound. Plates are also available for

carry-out, or people can use the convenient and popular drive-through.

The Rome Noon Optimist Club was chartered on December 3, 1948, and is

about to embark on its seventh decade of providing continuous service to the

youth of Rome and Floyd County. The Rome Noon Optimist Club embodies

the motto of Optimist International, “Friend of Youth”, with all local club

activities focusing on developing the potential and recognizing the

accomplishment of the youth in our community.

The club has set as its goal this year to raise $46,000 from the pancake

breakfast. All the proceeds benefit the Noon Optimist Club’s youth-related

projects in and around Rome. Youth recognition programs sponsored by the

Noon Optimist Club include High School Student of the Month, Middle

School Student of the Semester, Student of the Year Awards Banquet, and

Terrific Kids Awards Banquet for 4th and 5th grade students. Funds are

provided to support over a dozen local youth initiatives including Grands

Who Care, The Foundation Camp, Summit Quest, Cops for Kids, and the

Vacation Reading Program at Sara Hightower Library.

To purchase a ticket in advance, contact any Rome Noon Optimist Club member or call (706) 506-0037. Tickets are also available during normal business hours at the Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop on Jackson Hill using cash or check.

You can find additional information about the pancake breakfast or follow the happenings of the club by visiting the website at or their Facebook page at Noon Optimist Club of Rome.