Boy Scout Troop 125 helped celebrate Meridian Township’s 175th anniversary

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Meridian Township will be celebrating their 175th anniversary by hosting the event, Pancake Breakfast.

Noah Lieberman

Meridian Township will be celebrating their 175th anniversary by hosting the event, Pancake Breakfast.

The Meridian Township firefighters and Boy Scout Troop 125 teamed to help celebrate Meridian Township’s 175th anniversary.

The two groups hosted a pancake breakfast at 242 Community Church in Okemos on March 11.

The firefighters made pancakes, while the troop served them to attendees.

Ted Ferris, an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 125, said he was excited for the event and believeed it would be beneficial for Boy Scout Troop 125.

“This is service to the community in terms of helping out. Also the township will make a donation to the boy scouts for their support,” Ferris said.

Andrea Smiley, an administrative assistant at Meridian Township, said it was a great event for Boy Scout Troop 125 to be included in.

“It helps connect them to the community with businesses and other organizations and it also helps them fundraise,” Smiley said.

Whole Foods is one of Pancake Breakfast sponsors. They will be donating pancake mix and syrup.

Noah Lieberman

Whole Foods is one of Pancake Breakfast sponsors. They will be donating pancake mix and syrup.

Smiley said that there were a couple of different sponsors for the event.

“We have Whole Foods donating pancake mix and syrup,” Smiley said. “Then we have the United Dairy Industry of Michigan donating milk cartons and yogurt. We also have a couple smaller ones like Eby Dental Care in Okemos.”

Kristina Mans, an associate store team leader at Whole Foods, said Whole Foods is always glad to help out when they are needed.

“We want to support Meridian Township for their 175th anniversary, as well as the fire department and the boy scouts,” Mans said.