LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley Rural Museum will conduct its second annual Flapjack Fund­raiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Lancaster Applebee’s restaurant, 43545 10th St West.

For $10 diners can enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are available from any museum board member, or by calling Financial Officer Bill Rawlings at 661- 478-4841. Tickets also can be purchased at the door the day of the event. For every ticket sold, the museum keeps $5.

The dream of a permanent buil­ding to house the museum at the AV Fairgrounds is becoming a reality through ongoing fundraising.

“The plans are completed, sub­mit­ted for approval, and will soon enter the bid process. We expect to break ground for the new building this year,” Rawlings said.

The museum has fulfilled its $250,000 commitment toward the buil­ding, which was matched by the Friends of the Fair.

“We are now beginning to raise money for Phase II, to complete the en­tire project as planned,” Rawlings said.

The Rural Museum, which began as the Rural Olympics Hall of Fame, is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of the An­tel­ope Valley.

Exhibits include aero­space, military, farming, mining, and pioneers, settlers and explorers, as well as first responders. The mus­eum is entirely operated by vol­un­teers and all artifacts were donated or are on loan.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Sat­ur­days of every month. There is no ad­mission fee.

To get to the museum, enter the fairgrounds, 2551 West Ave. H, through Gate 3,  just west of the Watch and Wager building. Con­tin­ue on the road to the third building. There is no parking fee.

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