Kiwanis Club Dishes Up Pancakes In Port

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The Manhasset-Port Washington Kiwanis Club served up pancakes, bacon and sausage along with coffee, tea and orange juice in the Schreiber High School cafeteria on April 15, with help from the Schreiber High School Key Club. Key club members stood outside on Port Boulevard with signs directing cars to the annual breakfast event.

New York State Senator Elaine Phillips was behind the stove, flipping pancakes and serving up dishes to hungry patrons as Town Clerk Wayne Wink set up the juice bar. Also on hand were Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwomen Anna Kaplan and Dina De Giorgio and Assemblyman Tony D’Urso.

“We had a fantastic showing of support from Kiwanis and Schreiber High School kitchen staff and volunteers,” said Kiwanis North Lt. Governor-elect Jeffrey Stone. “Next year, we will be introducing some new things to change things up.”

All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help children and families wherever the need presents itself, such as scholarships for local graduating seniors, summer camps for needy children, drug and alcohol awareness programs and anti-bullying programs. The club supports and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House, the HKNC and the Salvation Army.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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