Friday, February 1, 2013
Signal Mountain High School Sports Boosters and Band Boosters are hoping the community will experience a boost in appetite Saturday, Feb. 2 when they will hold an all-you-can-eat country breakfast buffet at Pepper Jack’s from 8-10:30 a.m.
The event is intended to raise funds to pay off the money still owed for the completion this fall of a building housing permanent restrooms and concession stands at Eagle stadium.
“I think for anybody who is a supporter of the high school on Signal Mountain, and particularly the athletic program, it’s a good way for them to financially help out the program, eat some good breakfast and meet with some friends on a Saturday morning,” said Sports Boosters representative Pete Kelley.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids for the buffet, which will include country breakfast mainstays such as pancakes, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, eggs, breakfast potatoes and French toast, he said.
Outstanding bills for the completion of the $150,000 restrooms and concession stand total around $20,000, and they hope to raise $2,000-$3,000 at the event, said Kelley.
Music Boosters treasurer Cliff Kent said the breakfast is the first fundraiser of this kind to be held by the group.
“It’s a great community effort to support the school, and at the same time you get some good food at a reasonable price,” he said. “You get to see a restaurant on the mountain if you’ve never been there before, and you get to help retire the cost of a critical infrastructure item at the school.”
For the first four years of the school’s existence, the stadium lacked permanent structures for concessions and restrooms. Kelley said SMHS football games typically draw several thousand people, all of whom were having to use portable toilets.
Pepper Jack’s was chosen for the fundraising breakfast’s location because of the restaurant owner’s continued support of the Eagles, he added.
“A lot of Signal Mountain fans go over there after games,” Kelley said. “Pepper Jack’s has great food, and they’re giving all the proceeds to this effort.”