(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 www.romenoonoptimist.org or their Facebook page at Noon Optimist Club of Rome.