The Elks will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser for the Summit Choral Society on Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. The breakfast fare goes beyond the standard pancakes and eggs.
“It’s a full breakfast,” said Gayle Knorr, secretary of the Elks Lodge. “We have green chili and biscuits and gravy and eggs and bacon. It’s our world-famous bacon, our special recipe. …Very few people go home hungry, that’s for sure.”
“They have the most amazing maple bacon; it’s awesome,” said Holly Rob, an alto in the Summit Choral Society. “You should come for that if nothing else. It’s all you can eat, with juice and coffee. There’s a bar there at the Elks that’s separate, and the gal there makes wonderful mimosas and Bloody Marys.”
Rob said the Elks have generously supported the nonprofit Summit Choral Society fundraisers for years, and the money raised will buy sheet music for the choir and pay for other small incidentals such as storage space and advertising for upcoming concerts.
“It’s really our only fundraiser,” she said. “Otherwise, we put out baskets at our performances and we do caroling at Christmas that we try to get paid for. … If we can sell 100 tickets, it can buy us music for the whole year, so that’s huge because we have to buy our own music.”
Knorr, who is a past president of the Choral Society, said the choir approached the Elks, who agreed to help because of their desire to support arts in the community.
“They provide beautiful music throughout the year, and it’s free, and we like to support any kind of community effort that people put out there,” she said, adding that the Elks put on breakfasts for community groups at least twice a month. “That’s a particularly good one for people who wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to that type of thing in normal everyday life.”
About the choir
The Summit Choral Society, currently under the direction of Jill Schroeder-Dorn, has been the community chorus for Summit County for more than 30 years and is open to any singer in the county or surrounding areas.
Rob said she grew up here and attended Summit High School, where she was involved in the band and choir, but has only been a member of the Choral Society for a little more than a year.
“To me, it’s being able to continue on with having that involvement with music and being part of a group,” she said of her experience with the choir. “If you’re a musician, being a part of group again, and our director is incredible, Jill is amazing, and we are so, so lucky to have her and her talent for a director for our group.”
For more information on the Summit Choral Society, visit http://summitchoralsociety.wordpress.com.