Mason’s breakfast to help Herald reporter

Austin Daily Herald reporter Jenae Hackensmith covering a grass fire as it’s wrapped up by the Austin Fire Deparment — her first breaking news assignment. Herald file photo

Austin Daily Herald reporter Jenae Hackensmith covering a grass fire as it’s wrapped up by the Austin Fire Deparment — her first breaking news assignment. Herald file photo

The public is invited to feast on flapjacks for a good cause.

The Austin Masonic Lodge, 303-A N. Main St., is hosting a pancake feed from 9 a.m. to noon on June 4 to support Austin Daily Herald reporter Jenae Hackensmith.

Jenae, 24, is recovering after surgery for brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Tickets for the breakfast can be bought for $5 from any Mason member or at the Austin Daily Herald, Austin Area Chamber of Commerce, and at the door.

Jenae FlyerWEBThe meal will feature pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.

In addition to the meal, Adams couple Kevin and Jill Sathre will sell pure maple syrup to help Jenae and her family.

Though syrup and condiments will be provided as part of the June 4 meal, the Sathres will sell 48 bottles of pure Hering’s Maple Syrup during the event for $10 a bottle for people to take home as part of an additional donation.

Kevin and business partner Josh Loecher collected 35,750 gallons of sap this year through their maple syrup operation north of Adams. Their sap is bottled and sold by Hering’s.

All the proceeds from the maple syrup sales will go to Jenae and her family. To buy a bottle before or after the pancake feed, contact Brenda Landherr at 507-438-1151.

Jenae wrote a feature story on the Sathres’ syrup operation for the May-June edition of Austin Living, which is produced by the Herald.

Jenae has worked for the Herald for more than two years, covering a wide variety of topics.

Jenae and Jordan moved to Austin in April 2014. They are active at Cornerstone Church, and they adopted two cats, Ike and Pop, from the Mower County Humane Society.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact newsroom@austindailyherald.com or 507-434-2235.

People can also support Jenae and her family by going to www.gofundme.com/2bj4pz9y.

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