Each year, the Westfield High School Leo Club conducts an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit a local cause. This year, the breakfast proceeds will go to Katlyn Stevenson, a 2013 WHS grad and WHS cheer coach who is battling stage 3 adrenal cancer.
“It comes down to when picking Katlyn, it’s really about taking care of our own,” WHS instructional assistant and Leo Club sponsor Victor McCarty said.
McCarty and Stevenson were WHS students at the same time. When McCarty was the school’s mascot, he would be on the football field with Stevenson, who was a cheerleader.
“When we had one of the meetings with the kids, they were throwing out ideas and so forth,” McCarty said. “Because I went to school with Katlyn, and with her being a cheerleader and me being a mascot, she was one of the first people I thought of wanting to help out, and all the kids agreed.”
Because the Leo Club is the student subsidiary group of the Westfield Lions Club, students will conduct the breakfast at the Westfield Lions Club clubhouse, 120 Jersey St. The pancake breakfast is set for 8 to 11 a.m. March 23. Pancake and sausage options will be available. The breakfast is $6 per adult and $3 per child.
McCarty, who also is a member of the Westfield Lions Club, said the Leo Club set a goal to raise $10,000. The Westfield Lions Club also is selling place mat sponsorship opportunities for $50. A raffle will be offered, and the club is seeking donations for that.
To donate a raffle item or to secure a place mat sponsorship, email firstname.lastname@example.org.