The annual Kiwanis Pancake Day will take place in the Findlay High School cafeteria on Saturday, March 23rd. The doors will open at 7am, and the event continues until 1pm. In over 60 years of Pancake Days, it is estimated that over 160,000 people have been served at this popular all-you-can-eat meal!
Social Findlay spoke with Anne Stapley and Shannan Connelly to learn more about the event, and Kiwanis in general. Stapley noted that “Kiwanis is about bettering the lives of children around the world. That’s our number 1 priority.” In fact, since it was chartered in Hancock County 99 years ago, Kiwanis has raised over $500,000 for local charitable organizations. The group also participates in service projects and volunteer opportunities. Their other signature event, Peanut Day, raises funds for the Findlay High School music program.
In addition to a delicious breakfast, Pancake Day will also involve raffle baskets, and a kid’s zone (hosted by the University of Findlay’s division). Members will be available to discuss July’s Purse Bingo event, and the Closet Project. The Closet Project provides clothing for kids in need at elementary schools throughout Hancock County. Connelly pointed out that “Many teachers provide items purchased out of their own pockets when a student comes to school without, or has an accident.” Kiwanis keeps the closets stocked year-round with items for all seasons in all sizes.
Pancake Day pre-sale tickets are available from any Kiwanian, and at Bindel’s Appliances, AAA Findlay, and First Federal Bank on Patriot Drive in Findlay. Pre-sale tickets are $6.00 for adults, and $5.00 for seniors (62 and older) and children (12 and under). At the door, prices increase $1 each.
Findlay Kiwanis meets every Wednesday at the Dock at St. Mark’s from 12-1pm. If you are interested in joining, feel free to drop in and visit, reach out to any Kiwanian to be a guest at a meeting, or speak with members at Pancake Day.