The Phi Mu Tau Fraternity at Spoon River College will host the 12th Annual Pancakes for Bette fundraiser on Wednesday, November 30, from 7-10 a.m. in the SRC Sandbar Café located in Lower Centers of the Canton Campus. The public is invited, and the cost is $5.00 for all the pancakes you can eat plus a side order of sausage. Water and coffee will be provided.

The fundraiser is in memory of former SRC employee Bette Dye, who lost her battle with cancer in September of 2010. “We started this fundraiser to help a friend and fellow employee, and we continue it in Bette’s honor,” said Todd Thompson, Phi Mu Tau faculty advisor. “She served my students a lot of pancakes over the years and always with a big smile and a ‘Hey! How are you this morning?’ She was our beloved pancake maker.”

The event was not held in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic.

A pancake eating contest for students will be held, with the winner taking home a $50 gas card donated by Student Services.

For those who would like to donate, please make checks payable to Phi Mu Tau-SRC with “Pancakes for Bette” in the memo line.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Phi Mu Tau Fraternity is comprised of students in the Diesel and Power Systems Technology program. For more information, contact Todd Thompson at 649-6244, Joseph Clemens at 649-6245, or Aaron Mayall at 649-6382, diesel instructors and advisors for Phi Mu Tau.