Pancake breakfast helps aid in drug prevention
November 8, 2001
By JOSH NICHOLS
Daily Press writer
If you want to help support drug prevention education, you can head to the golden arches.
From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday at McDonald’s of Craig, a hotcake and sausage breakfast will be served for $3 per person.
The $3 fee will be donated to the Craig Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP).
“It went good last weekend, but we’re expecting a bigger crowd this weekend,” said Brenda Elsbree, McDonald’s supervisor.
Third, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students have been selling tickets throughout town for the past month.
But, people who did not get approached by a child selling tickets can still go to McDonald’s Saturday morning and purchase a ticket at the front counter, Elsbree said.
Once people have purchased a ticket and sat down to eat, a McDonald’s employee will be walking around with free refills on hotcakes, she said.
Kent Nielson, director of the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, said most of SAPP’s budget comes from money raised at the annual McDonald’s breakfast.
SAPP uses the money for annual scholarships, Red Ribbon week in which students are educated about the dangers of drug use and after school programs for children.
“Chris Nichols at McDonald’s has been very supportive,” Nielson said. “SAPP owes a lot to McDonald’s.”
The breakfast is a two-Saturday event.
Last week, Nielson said business was a little slow, but the organization expects more people this week.
Nielson said SAPP was first started a few years ago by former police chief, Glen Sherman.