Kiwanis Club to celebrate 78th Annual Pancake Day
From left to right are Gary Nelson, Tracy Herman, Chester Banks, Del Brown, Rob Martin, Marcia Burleson, Ted Breihan, Doug Balkman and Dan Langham. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY TRACY HERMAN.
On Thursday, Feb. 23, the San Marcos Kiwanis Club will have the griddle hot and the coffee steaming for the 78th Annual Pancake Day. They will serve up all-you-can-eat pancakes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center.
Guests will be greeted by the aroma of succulent golden pancakes and tasty sausage. A choice of beverages will compliment this long-standing tradition of amazing food and satisfy even the most serious hunger cravings.
In addition, there is a silent auction at each serving time. There are all sorts of unique merchandise, products, gift cards for services, restaurant gift cards, tickets to sporting events, art, antiques and more that will be presented at each auction. The top bidder can take home a great item and at the same time help a number of projects and good causes that the Kiwanis Club supports.
Local businesses and merchants have donated to these silent auctions for many years. Without their support, the auctions would not be possible. A list of the donors and the items donated will be published in the San Marcos Daily Record on Wednesday, Feb. 22, the day before the auction. This also gives everyone an opportunity to scope out the items that will be available.
The Kiwanis Pancake Day and Silent Auction is one of their main fundraisers. The funds are given directly back to our community in the form of scholarships for high school students, support for the Key Club at San Marcos High School, the Builders Club at Doris Miller Junior High, and the K-Kids Club and Terrific Kids Program at Lorenzo DeZavala Elementary. Some of the other programs supported include the Hays County Food Bank, Hays County Youth Livestock Show, Capitol Area Council of Boy Scouts, the San Marcos Women’s Shelter and the San Marcos Public Library Summer Reading Program.
Tickets are still only $5 each and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the door. The San Marcos Kiwanis Club meets weekly at noon on Thursdays at Grins Restaurant. Kiwanis was established in 1915 to serve the children throughout the world, and assists a wide range of civic and charitable organizations in the community. The San Marcos Kiwanis Club was chartered in 1923.
• Submitted by Tracy