An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet sticks with you all morning, but the experience of performing at the Chick-fil-A Bowl will stick with members of the Signal Corps Marching Band for a lifetime.
The Signal Mountain Music Boosters group is hoping to fill bellies at Pepper Jack's Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8-10:30 a.m. in an effort to raise funds to send the Signal Corps Marching Band to the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta this December.
"People should support the band and give these kids an opportunity to perform live in front of a huge audience," said event co-organizer Karen Hudson. "Every kid in the band aspires to that."
High school band members will serve diners their fill of scrambled eggs, pancakes, home-fried potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, grits, coffee and soda for $10 per person or $5 for kids age 10 and under. The funds raised will go toward transporting the students to Atlanta, which will cost $2,500 plus the bus driver's wages.
Students will still have to shoulder an individual cost of $575 each for hotels and meals.
Hudson said the first fundraiser the band had at Pepper Jack's last year to raise money for the concession stand and restrooms at the SMHS stadium was a huge success, and organizers hope for the same this year.
"It's a great way to start the day before Hodgepodge," she said of the breakfast.