Home LOCAL EVENTS 69th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Days set for Mar. 21 & 22

69th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Days set for Mar. 21 & 22

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Thousands of locals will make their way to the Red River Valley Fairgrounds on Mar. 20 and 21 for the 69th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Days.

Last year’s Pancake Days helped the local Kiwanis Club raise upwards of $70,000 for the club.

“Each year gets bigger and bigger,” said club member Gary Pirtle.

Over 11,000 locals converged to the fairgrounds last year to enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast with sausage cooked hot and fresh throughout the day.

“We can easily cook over 30,000 pancakes over the two-day event,” said club member Johnny Williams.

Tickets once again will be affordable for the whole family costing $6 if you buy in advance or $7 at the door, kids five and under eat free. Advance tickets can be purchased through any Kiwanis club member. Tickets will also be available at Lamar County Coop Electric, First Federal Bank, and Lamar National Bank.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we love the opportunity to serve everyone that comes through the door,” said Pirtle.

The club will be flipping pancakes from 6 a.m.to 8 p.m.on both days at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds Community Exhibit Center, 590 East Center Street.

Kidz Dayz will also run that following week on March 23,24, and 25. Class sponsorships are once again $150, which will cover travel and pancakes for each class.

Class sponsorships are available through any Kiwanis member, with last year serving more than 4,000 students. Pirtle said they look forward to seeing the kids come through each year and cook them a great pancake breakfast.

All Kiwanis project funds are utilized for improving our community, and mainly supporting youth. Examples include Education Scholarships for Key Club, Imagination Library of Lamar County, Downtown Food Pantry, Texas Ramps Project, local schools Bully Prevention Programs, Lamar County Crime Stoppers, Camp Kiwanis at Pat Mayes Lake, Holiday Food Baskets, and the Senior Santa at local nursing homes.

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