Posted on Jul 25, 2019

Rotary Club of Mineral Wells is pleased to announce First Financial Bank of Mineral Wells as its title sponsor for its first ever pancake supper – aka "Holiday Hotcakes Extravaganza" – set for Thursday, Dec. 12, at Mineral Wells High School.


The evening will be one of good food and holiday entertainment and fun.


"We are really excited about what we have planned for our first pancake supper," said club President David May. "There will be holiday music performances by local school and organizational singers, dancers and musicians. We will have Santa and Mrs. Clause on hand for photos with the kids. Plus some great food and best of all, it's all for a great cause. This is going to be big. We can't wait."


Chaired by President Elect Tonya Gary, the club hopes to feed as many as 1,000 people that evening. Tickets will be $8 adults, $5 children and performers will eat free. Gary is currently signing up event sponsors, who will receive publicity for their sponsorship in numerous ways including on the club's website and social media page, media coverage and at the event on banners and tabletop advertisements.


"We also want to thank very much Mineral Wells ISD and fellow Rotarian and Superintendent John Kuhn for their in-kind sponsorship by letting us use the high school cafeteria and stage for this event," said May.


Proceeds from Rotary Club fundraisers go back into the community in numerous ways. In recent years the club has helped fund animal spay and neuter programs, helping homeless high school students and is currently dedicating funds and efforts to assist in the Friends of Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway Rails to Trails project. The club was a five-star sponsor for this year's "A Taste of Palo Pinto Co." event benefiting the Mineral Wells Senior Center.


Often groups come to the club asking for help financially. One example was over a year ago when the new Mineral Wells Youth Sports Association discovered its youth football helmets were out of date as the season was approaching. Rotary Club stepped up made a donation to help make sure helmets could be purchased and delivered in time for the season's start.


The club also puts monies toward Rotary International projects, including the "End Polio Now" campaign and other projects, such as helping build schools and providing clean water supplies in under-developed areas of the world, or providing wheelchairs for people in countries where they are otherwise unavailable.


"Supporting Rotary Club through our fundraisers, like our U.S. flag subscription program and the annual Crazy Kicker 100 cycling event, provide funds that we send back out in many ways to help make our community and the world a better place," said May. "It is how Rotarians 'Put Service Above Self.'"


If you or your business are interested in becoming a pancake supper sponsor, contact Tonya Gary at or call 940-328-2732.


If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, visit the club's website at or seek out a Rotarian who can provide more information.