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2020 Don Eppley Memorial Pancake Breakfast POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

On Saturday March 14th, Troop 609 will host their annual Pancake Breakfast.  The decision was easy to honor longtime Scoutmaster Don Eppley, who passed away on November 27, 2019.  Don, an Eagle Scout with Troop 609, was the Scoutmaster for 52 years, from 1975 through 2017. Scouting is a proud tradition in the Eppley family.  Don’s grandfather served as one of the first Scoutmasters of the troop in 1927.  Don and his 2 brothers, one of his sons, a nephew and his grandson are all Troop 609 Eagle Scouts.  How many families can say they have 6 Eagle Scouts over 3 generations?  Don was Scoutmaster of the troop while 62 scouts attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was instrumental in sharing the scouting principle to over 1,000 scouts.  Don was loved and revered by the many Morgan Park neighborhood scouts that participated in scouting during his 52 years of leadership.  Troop 609 continues their pancake tradition in Don’s honor.

After 98 years at the Morgan Park Baptist Church, Troop 609 has moved to a new home: the Morgan Park United Methodist Church.  The Methodist congregation has provided a welcoming home for the scouts of Troop 609 and they are looking forward to the next 100 years together.  The scouts recently participated at a Scout Sunday service on February 9th and hosted a fellowship with coffee and treats.  Troop 609 has coordinated an annual food drive that benefits the Maple/Morgan Park Food Pantry, a ministry of the MPUMC.  The Scouts look forward to providing community service throughout the years for the church and the Morgan Park community.

Please join Troop 609 at the Don Eppley Memorial Pancake Breakfast:

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Morgan Park United Methodist Church
11030 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago  60643
Tickets: $5.00  — Preschool and younger FREE

Thank you for your continued support of Troop 609.  Let’s all gather together, enjoy some great pancakes, and celebrate the memory of Don Eppley.  We look forward to seeing old and new friends in our new home!


March 14, 2020
7:30 pm


Morgan Park Methodist Church
110th St. and Longwood Drive.
chicago, IL 60643
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