Dragon Boat Planning Committee Members, June Diethrick, Shirley Sanfilippo and Heather Nolan pose with Barrie Yochim of Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area

The Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race scheduled for August 12th announces they will be partnering with Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area to offer a pancake breakfast the morning of the event.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30- 10:30 a.m. at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. The cost will be $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $3 for a beverage or coffee and a pastry item. The pancake breakfast is open to the public and serves as a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels.

“Money raised from the breakfast will go to help pay for home delivery of essential food for homebound senior citizens in our community,” states Barrie Yochim, executive director of Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area.

“There are hundreds of our seniors in Chautauqua County who either can’t afford to buy or don’t have access to food, fundraising opportunities like this helps us to get food to them.”

The second annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race is a fun for all ages, community event that aims to bring awareness to and raise funds to support Chautauqua Lake. The event is a full day of racing; each dragon boat team races three times advancing into the afternoon finals. In addition to all  the fun on the water the park comes alive as race participants gather with their friends, family and community spectators taking in the event.

Planning Committee co-chair Heather Nolan shares, “We are excited to be partnering with Barrie and his team this year to be offering a morning breakfast option for visitors and participants. Our event is about promoting teamwork and opportunities to give back by bringing the whole community together, this new addition is a perfect fit.”