Posted by Edmond Rousse on Oct 15, 2023
After a two-month postponement, the 38th annual Barre Rotary Club breakfast took place on the Aldrich Public Library lawn on Saturday September 23, 2023.
A few changes at the helm didn’t affect the superb breakfast of French toast and pancakes with Vermont maple syrup, fresh scrambled eggs with buttered toast, hot ham and sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice, chocolate/white milk, and coffee.  As a dedicated fundraiser for the Aldrich Public Library, the final tally of amount raised is yet to come, but we did sell a lot of tickets and had 608 hungry patrons enjoy the beautiful Saturday morning with fellow breakfast goers from 7:30-10:00. 
This Barre Rotary service project is much more than feeding up to 1000 people, it’s the teamwork and collaboration of several members, businesses, and community leaders.  Quality Market's new owner Jaime Babin picked up where Guy & Pam Trag left off, helping put together the ingredients for this large endeavor. 
30 cases of eggs, 8 trays of bread, gallons of milk, pancake mix, oil, salt, pepper, sugars, ketchup, and many other items.  Mattress Land fills our propane tanks, HP Hood provides the dairy, Fassetts Bakery gives us the bread for French Toast and buttered toast, and Bob Woodard supplied the Galley Kitchen downstairs and around the corner from the library. 

Reliable volunteers like Pete Gagne, Sue Poczobut, Rene Hebert, Arthur Zorn, Robert Hutchins, Gary Haas, Lousia Tripp, SHS Rotaract students, as well as friends and family of Barre Rotary Members, and so many people help put this together.  Karl A Rinker still uses his “Rinkers Communications” trailer to deliver the grills, tables, and chairs for the event.  The Barre Elks Club provides access to their coffee urns and dispensers, chaffing dishes, and Mike Marinelli is always helpful to make this event successful.  We look forward to next year on July 27, 2924 when it should be a little warmer!