Bradford School Flips for Annual Pancake Breakfast/Book Fair

The Bradford School PTA hosted its annual Pancake Breakfast last Saturday, Sept. 29, and it was a great morning filled with family, fun, food— and books. The goal was to treat Bradford community to a healthy, nutritious breakfast, and invite some special guests to join the festivities and help kick off the school year. And after enjoying a hearty breakfast, families could stroll down to the Bradford library to browse books for sale at the Fall book fair.

The PTA  served more than 900 whole grain pancakes, 400 turkey sausage patties and hundreds of apples, clementines and bananas. A lineup of special guests graciously donated part of their Saturday morning to come out and meet Bradford families, including Mayor Robert Jackson;  Brendan Gill, Essex Country Freeholder and Bradford alum; Paul Fishman, United States Attorney for the State of New Jersey and Bradford Dad; Robin Kulwin, President of the Montclair Board of Education; Bob Russo, Deputy Mayor; Robin Schlager and Sean Spiller, both members of our town council; and Rich Murnick, a former councilman and Bradford Dad.

Dozens of volunteers decorated the gym and set up the books in the library, put up the tables, checked-in, cooked pancakes, served breakfast, poured orange juice, wielded the whipped cream, checked out books and cleaned it all up afterwards. We served more than 400 children and parents breakfast and raised $2,000 for the school. The book fair did more than $10,000 sales. Now that’s a great start to the school year!

(Photos by Liz Uva and Sarah Forrest)

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