Even if you're on a low-carb diet, here's a good reason to break away from it for a day.
Especially if you've really been craving pancakes
The Craig Substance Abuse Prevention Program's lone fundraiser of the year involves lots of carbs. The annual fundraiser, a pancake feed at McDonalds, will be from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday and Nov. 11.
"SAPP supports local efforts toward substance abuse prevention," SAPP president and Moffat County Sheriff department undersheriff Jerry Hoberg said. "We've had some great responses in year's past."
The SAPP board, which is made up of school officials, high school students, law enforcement personnel and members of substance abuse organizations, uses the money they raise to help the Drug Abuse Resistance Educ-ation program, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and any other entity that promotes prevention of substance abuse.
Third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders sell tickets for the pancake feed. Prizes are awarded to the top sellers, with a laptop going to the top seller in all classes.
"We have some pretty nice prizes for the kids," Hoberg said. "It's starting to become a tradition for them."
Another tradition is Mc-Donald's owner Chris Nichols donating all of the proceeds from the two feeds to SAPP.
"Chris is very gracious to us," Hoberg said. "We come in and take over his restaurant and he allows it."
The SAPP board members cook and serve the meal, as well as clean up the tables in the dining area.
SAPP was started in the 1980s by then Craig Police Chief Glen Sherman. Since then, it has raised thousands of dollars for local efforts at substance abuse prevention.