Since 1984, Ardmore Rotary has sponsored and helped run an annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore Firemen’s Equipment Fund.
This event, held each year on the first Sunday of October during Fire Prevention Week, has raised close to $250,000. Funds are raised from the generous contributions of our sponsors as well as ticket sales and placemat advertisements. Proceeds are used to buy equipment not covered by municipal budget allocations.
Rotarians work side by side with volunteer firefighters to make and serve a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee for hundreds of people in the community who come out to support their firefighters. The many children who attend have fun climbing on and inside the fire trucks and leave with souvenir fire hats.
Everyone leaves with greater awareness and appreciation for the professionalism and sacrifices made by those special persons who keep us safe in our homes and community.