Pocono Mountains Regional Airport (MPO)
Contact #: (570) 839-7161
Mount Pocono, PA - April 7th, 2023, Rotary Club Of Mt. Pocono (RCOMP) announces its 26th annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 28th, 2023 from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Pocono Mountains Regional Airport with proceeds benefiting RCOMP, Rotary Causes and local charities RCOMP will donate a portion of proceeds to. Breakfast tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children 12 & under, and discounted to $11 for Senior 65+, Military, First Responders and Veterans. Parking Is Free!
The pancake breakfast was started over 28 years ago in a local high school and moved to the Airport, after which it was dubbed the “Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast” and has grown to become a traditional Memorial Day Weekend event attended by both local residents & visitors from near and far.
RCOMP’s President, Mitchell K. Marcus indicates Rotary members are guided by Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” axiom and Four Way Test: (1) Is it the TRUTH? (2) Is it FAIR to all concerned? (3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? (4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Mr. Marcus goes on to say RCOMP uses proceeds from the “Fly-In/Drive-In” to provide 1) scholarships to students from Pocono Mountain West and East High Schools and Monroe County Technical Institute 2) free dictionaries to 3rd graders at Clear Run Intermediate School 3) donations to Rotary Foundation to support worldwide causes that include helping to eradicate Polio and 4) financial grants to local Non-Profit Organizations that serve Mount Pocono & surrounding communities.
Over the years RCOMP has donated over $200,000, raised at its Fly-In/Drive-In, currently RCOMP’s only annual fundraiser, to many local worthy charities including Salvation Army of East Stroudsburg, Meals On Wheels, COG Community Center, Feeding Families Ministry, local food pantries and other worthy charitable and educational causes that provide needed service in communities RCOMP serve.
Airplane and helicopter rides, donated by event sponsors Moyer Aviation, Papillon & Moyer Excavation and Hi-Tech Helicopters can be purchased, at discounted rates, with proceeds benefiting the charities. Other sponsors that donate food and services include Bailey’s Original Restaurant, Shoprite, Besko Outdoor & Sussex Skydivers for the parachute demonstration.
Pocono Mountains Regional Airport is located on Route 611, at 188 Airport Drive in Tobyhanna, PA. RCOMP’s annual Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast is held rain or shine. Breakfast tickets can be purchased at the gate on Sunday, May 28th, 2023 or online at rotaryflyinbreakfast.com.
For More Information Contact:
Mitchell K. Marcus at (570) 807-3992 or email RCOMPPresident@Gmail.com