Dozens of WCU students recently made mounds of pancakes disappear at the “Presby Pancake Breakfast,” which has been hosted by Cullowhee Presbyterian Church at the end of each semester now for the past 30 years.
“It’s an important outreach to the WCU community and it’s the church’s way of showing hospitality and support as the students enter finals” said Margie Boyd, pastor of Cullowhee Presbyterian Church.
Marion Beegle, long-time church member, said 20 students showed up for the first breakfast, which was held in 1982, and church elder Al McNeely said the largest crowd numbered more than 800 students.
“We plan for 600 students and there’s usually more than that,” said McNeely.
Helping the church make the breakfast a success were members of Sigma Chi, a men’s social and leadership fraternity at WCU.
Kyle Rush, a senior from High Point and the fraternity’s new member educator said he has enjoyed helping at the breakfast since he was a freshman. “We do it because it shows the campus community that our fraternity doesn’t fit into a stereotypical ‘frat’ image,” said Rush.
And Kathryn Murray, a sophomore from Apex, said she appreciated the efforts.
I came because my friends came and the pancakes are great,” said Murray. “Thank you!”