The Ephraim Men’s Club, which raises scholarship money for Gibraltar High School graduates, has secured a challenge grant of $25,000 to match donations above the revenue from ticket and raffle sales at its annual pancake breakfast.
“The combination of a successful pancake breakfast and this matching grant should enable us to create more and larger scholarships for students graduating next spring,” said club president Jim Reeve.
The club’s annual pancake breakfast will be held Aug. 6, 7:30-11 am, at the old Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Hwy 42. Tickets are $10 per adult and $6 per child.
Last year, despite the absence of the breakfast, the club raised $30,000 from members, businesses and area residents, and during recent decades, it’s raised roughly $300,000 for Gibraltar students.
The Ephraim Men’s Club began in 1912 and is believed to be Wisconsin’s oldest continuing not-for-profit organization. Its earliest effort was to raise money for Northern Door High School, which became Gibraltar.