WHAT: Garden Oaks Elementary School’s annual Dads’ Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction, a 19-year tradition where dads and granddads flip hundreds of free pancakes, brew gallons of Katz’s coffee and auction off thousands of dollars in donated goods and services.
WHEN: 8-11 a.m. Feb. 9
WHERE: At the school, 901 Sue Barnett.
HOW MUCH: Those pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice are all free, but your generosity during the auction will help bridge funding gaps at this Montessori Magnet School with its award-winning environmental science program.
EDITOR’S TAKE: GOES, as it’s known, is one of Houston ISD’s success stories, with innovative magnet programs and admirable parental involvement, as typified by this event. Since GOES has probably helped add a hefty amount to the value of your home, can’t you return the favor by supporting this auction?