Key Club hosts pancake breakfast at weekend street fair

Jenna Tarantino, staff writer

Many hungry locals made their way to the pancake booth hosted by Key club at the Carlsbad Street Fair  Sunday, Nov. 4. Key Club planed the fundraiser to help fund various community service projects the club has planned for the remainder of the year.

There is a common misconception that Key Club is about literal keys. Most would be surprised to learn the commonly misunderstood club is actually dedicated to giving back to the community.

“The main purpose is to help the community and provide Carlsbad High students with community service opportunities,” senior Key Club president Joey Monaco said.

As well as a booth at the Carlsbad street fair, where the breakfast was held, the club also had a booth at Halloween on Elm in downtown Carlsbad. Members of the club sold tickets to the pancake breakfast days leading up to the event.

Overall, Key club was pleasantly surprised at the turnout for the breakfast..

“Members of the community who were at the street fair could go or anyone who bought tickets in advance,” Monaco said.

Although the key club was the recipient of the funds raised, they also received help from other members in the community.

“Boy scouts were in charge of staffing the booth and making breakfast,” Monaco said.

Because of the great turnout, they were able to raise a significant amount for Key Club. Although they don’t yet know how much, Key Club is ready to put the money to good use.

“We haven’t calculated the exact amount but we predict to have raised over $100 for our club,” Monaco said.

The pancake breakfast was an all around success and the club plans on using the funds they raised for future community service endeavors.

Key Club meets every odd Tuesday in room 1003 and  are always welcoming new members. Be sure to stop by and join if you are in need of community service hours. You may become involved in next years pancake breakfast where organizers hope to reach even higher fundraising goals.