The Mission Committee of St. Stephen’s Church invites the public to a community pancake breakfast, “Pancakes for Pups,” on Sunday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Although there is no charge for the breakfast, free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Beagle Freedom Project, a national rescue organization focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of animals used in laboratory testing. The church is located at 351 Main St.
“Beagle Freedom Project was so named because the beagle, being small and docile, is the most common breed of dogs used by laboratories,” said Bill Murrell, parishioner and committee member. “However, the Beagle Freedom Project has rescued hundreds of animals, including beagles, mixed breed hounds, rabbits, fouls, cats, pigs, mice, rats, guinea pigs, goats, and even goldfish. The community is invited to join us for a fantastic breakfast with a great cause.”