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Viewfinder: Panthers and Pancakes

The Masuk Panthers football team held a pancake breakfast fundraiser to help pay for the state championship rings they earned

Pancakes, plain and chocolate chip, were served with bacon, milk, juice and coffee in exchange for donations for the Masuk High School football team's state championship rings. The fundraising breakfast was held by the Panthers in the school cafeteria on Sunday.

Lynn March 04, 2011 at 11:45 AM
I am proud of these guys accomplishment but getting a little tired of the request for handouts for an optional piece of jewelry. Have they put up any of their own funds for this?
Christine E. March 04, 2011 at 09:26 PM
Mollythechair... Pot, meet kettle.
tony milone March 04, 2011 at 10:36 PM
Lynn Yes they put up their own funds. Yes it may be just a piece of jewelry to you and me, but to them it's not. I'm sure we all have something that is silly to everyone but means a lot to us. Last just say no I can't afford it or whatever, but please be polite. So many people are down right rude.
Christine E. March 04, 2011 at 10:50 PM
tony, I appreciate your comment. I mean no disrespect in saying this, but it seems by most of these photos that the team who wants donations sat and ate breakfast with their friends, while the parents or coaches dished out the goods. Correct me if i'm wrong, I wasn't there. I have no problem supporting causes that are important to high schoolers, but I would like to see them being the ones working their tails off for their money. Not their parents.
Bill Bittar (Editor) March 04, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Football players were taking trash from people's tables and throwing it out for them during the event. I happened to take photos of ones when they were eating breakfast.
Christine E. March 04, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Good to know, Bill. Thank you for the clarification.
Lynn March 05, 2011 at 03:15 AM
Wasn't meant as rude, just it is optional not important equipment to keep them safe or something needed to play the game with. I had to babysit and work car and dog washes to get the money for my class ring in high school. Only wanted to know if they were putting forth real effort towards them.
Bill Bittar (Editor) March 05, 2011 at 03:22 AM
No worries, no offense taken.

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