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Article Published: Dec. 17, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Batter Up!

Watauga Education Foundation Flapjack Flip committee member Susan Jones braves a frigid Saturday morning to direct motorists to the annual pancake breakfast at Watauga High School.

Photo by Jason Reagan

The flapjacks flew and the cash to benefit local education stacked up Saturday morning as the Watauga Education Foundation Flapjack Flip cooked up its 12th and possibly most successful breakfast at Watauga High School.

The annual breakfast, which is usually held before the Boone Christmas Parade, served up pancakes, bacon or sausage and an array of beverages to help bolster funding for educational projects in Watauga County schools.

According to Flapjack Flip chairman Ben Shoemake, the breakfast raised $27,000 through breakfast and raffle-ticket sales as well as through a variety of on-site vendors representing various school organizations.

"All of our board members put together the [raffle] packages and served and cooked," Shoemake said. "It is one big flap-happy group."

Planning for the breakfast usually starts five months ahead of time. Committee members include: John Hastings, Susan Jones, Flo Hollingsworth, David Cottrell, Andrea Capua, Jeff Parlier and Cynthia Fox. Executive director Melanie Bullard said Alison Idol put together a video honoring WEF sponsors, and Colette Krontz did all the shopping.

For a more detailed article on the Flapjack Flip and other news from the Watauga Education Foundation, pick up a copy of the Watauga Democrat Weekender edition, available at newsstands on Thursday evening or for home delivery, call (828) 264-3612.

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