NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Whether you call them pancakes, hotcakes, griddlecakes, or flapjacks, be sure to stop by New Rochelle High School on Saturday, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. for the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence's annual pancake breakfast, followed by New Rochelle's Thanksgiving Parade.
Join district administrators, principals and Board of Education members for this fun, child-friendly, community-wide event where you can enjoy tasty short stacks of pancakes alongside your neighbors.
While there is a $5 admission to help cover costs, the breakfast is not a fundraiser; it's a way for the Fund to say "Thank you" to the community.
Breakfast guests should enter New Rochelle High School at the entrance by North and Braemar avenues, near the tennis courts.
Following the breakfast, a contingent from New Rochelle Fund will march in the parade, a seasonal highlight in the community presented by the City of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is invited to participate, but marchers must be in the lineup, at North Avenue and Eastchester Road, by 9:30 a.m. The parade proceeds downtown to Main Street and Maple Avenue.
The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence aims to preserve the excellence in education in New Rochelle schools by providing programs that would not exist due to the district's budget constraints, including benefit concerts performed by New Rochelle High School students, SAT prep courses, "Poetry Out Loud" and theater arts.