A quick post tonight to report – for those of you who weren’t able to attend – that the annual Pancake Breakfast at the Queensborough Community Centre, held yesterday, was a smashing success. I’m sure I am not alone among Queensborough people in saying that it did my heart good to see so much activity in our little village, and so many people enjoying a splendid meal and community gathering at our historic one-room schoolhouse. The turnout was a pleasant surprise even to organizers who are used to a good turnout, and everyone had a great time and ate very well.
Another thing I was thoroughly impressed by – as I have been at so many functions in Queensborough, like when hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade pie are served up to kayakers who come down the Black River as part of the Marmora Area Canoe and Kayak Festival, and at the St. Andrew’s United Church Ham Supper – is how hard-working and unfailingly cheery are the volunteers who cook and serve the food, clear tables, sell tickets, set up ahead of time, clean up afterward, etc. etc. etc. And the efficiency! It has been astounding for a newcomer like me to watch how that well-oiled machine swings into action when it comes to these events that have been going on for some time. It’s like everyone just knows what to do without being told! While I stand in the corner like a dunce, trying to figure out how to make myself useful. But hey, I figure that next year, with a bit of experience under my belt, I’ll be a better and more useful cog in that well-oiled machine.
Anyway, here are a couple of photos of some of those hard-working volunteers. I should explain that the tradition at the Pancake Breakfast is that the cooks and servers are men from the community, and that’s mostly whom you see; but I can safely assure you that lots of women worked hard that day, and in the days leading up to it, as well!