Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lions Club holds 73rd Annual Pancake Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The smell of pancakes and sausages filled the air at the AC Brase Arena building in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday for the 73 annual Lion’s Club Pancake Day.

The event is the Lions Clubs primary fundraiser. Four dollars could get you a plate of pancakes. Since the Lions Club works primarily with vision, diners can also donate a pair of prescription glasses in exchange for pancakes.

Bill Kole is the owner of Reality Executives, and he was in charge of this year’s Pancake Day. He says that organizing the volunteers who man the griddles and mind the beverages is a difficult chore in and of itself.

"We have 150 members, so it’s a lot of scheduling that goes on. But they are taking time out of their day to come out here because people enjoy it," Kole says.

In addition to vision, the Lions Club also works with local hearing tests, guide dogs, Crime Stoppers, and the United Way.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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