What has become a staple event during Mother’s Day weekend for the City of Homewood, has come and gone. Troop 97’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, Garage Sale, & Silent Auction occurred this past Saturday at Trinity UMC. This year was a little more challenging.  Currently, Trinity is undergoing a major renovation, which caused us to redesign our layout for the Garage Sale and Silent Auction. Although, it was challenging somewhat at times, we worked hard and came through with flying colors.

The first year scouts worked in the kitchen, as well as in the fellowship hall under adult supervision to serve beverages and syrup to the many hungry pancake breakfast patrons. After a hearty breakfast, our patrons headed to the gym to find that special item for their home. On the way to the gym, everyone passed through the Silent Auction area, where they could bid on special items. For example, (a weekend stay at a beach condo) I didn’t win that. ☹

The rest of us worked in the Garage Sale Area helping patrons carry their purchases to their car. The Garage Sale area had a wide variety of items. As the morning progressed, Mr. Hardin, known as the (Deal Man) was making many deals which helped the sale more exciting, especially the last hour of the sale, where you could put as many items that could fit in a plastic bag for only $5. What a DEAL! ☺

The Silent Auction did well and the items that were auctioned got fairly decent bids.

It’s always interesting to see what is donated specifically for this event. Thanks to the individuals and businesses that contribute items.

Finally, I would like to make a special Thank You shout out to Mr. & Mrs. Ealy, who donated a glass framed display of Sailors Knots for our new Scout Room. You may remember Mrs. Ealy from the front desk at Hall Kent Elementary. It is really impressive and will be a fine addition to our scout room.   

Thanks to the scouts and adults who helped out this year. It is an event where people will support for many years to come.

Report submitted by:
David Kirk
Troop 97 Webmaster