They were piping hot and, according to all the youngsters in attendance at last weekend’s 56th annual Kiwanis Club’s Pancake and Sausage Feast, more than just a little “yummy,” a fact reflected in attendance at the Friday night and Saturday morning event, with numbers climbing to nearly 2,000.
“It was a wonderful, and very successful, event,” said Kiwanian Bill Scott, noting that approximately $19,000 was raised for the club’s various community projects, most of them geared toward youth.
On Friday, 958 people flocked to the Sunset Avenue cafeteria to enjoy the feast and the fellowship, with most of those eating in because of the reunion-type atmosphere that has become synonymous with the annual event. On Saturday, another 1,050 people enjoyed the vittles, with about half getting to-go plates, including Ford of Clinton’s Larry McPhail who purchased the largest to-go order, at 50, that morning.
Scott offered thanks to all those who attended the feast, saying the support is always “outstanding.”
“We absolutely couldn’t do this without our sponsors,” Scott said.
Murphy-Brown, a long-time contributor, donated funds for the purchase of the 800-pounds of sausage that was cooked up, and Smokey Norris with US Foods contributed the 16 cases of batter along with other supplies for the feast. In addition Parker Gas serviced the griddles used for the event and businesses named on the tickets provided monetary contributions for that privilege, making the Feast, Scott said, “a massive community effort.”
“We are just so thankful to everyone who makes this possible, from the sponsors to those who purchase a ticket.”