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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast back; event to be held May 15


By Tom Marshall
Senior Advocate writer

After a one year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is back this year by popular demand.

The breakfast will be 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Montgomery County High School cafeteria. Members are also encouraging people to take advantage of carryout. You can pull up in your vehicle, order and have meals delivered out to you.

Meals will be $5 for everyone this year. There had been one price of $7 for adults and one price for children of $5 in the past.

Club members encourage the public to take advantage of the savings.
Pancake Chairman Andy Ryan said the club felt it could reduce the price to $5 for everyone this year because club membership is growing rapidly and more tickets are expected to be sold.

Tickets are available through any club member or at the door.
The breakfast will include eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, milk, juice and coffee. There will no biscuits and gravy this year to keep the number of people working in the kitchen to a minimum, Ryan said.

Seating in the cafeteria will be spread out and chairs facing the same direction for eating as a safety precaution because of COVID, he said.
Visitors are also asked to wear protective masks when they are not eating.

Despite having to follow social distancing protocols, Ryan said the breakfast is still a chance to get out and enjoy fellowship with others.
“It should be an opportunity to see some old friends and spend some time with them,” Ryan said. “Just maintain your distance, keep your mask on and be smart about it.”

Ryan said last year’s cancellation was unfortunate for the club since it is one of its largest fundraisers, but all of the event’s sponsors still remained on board and supported the club.
“Not one of them asked for their money back,” he said. “This is just such a great community to live in that they saw the importance of what we do.”

The club supports many community organizations and projects.
Those include the DuBois gymnasium, Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, Sterling Food Coalition, the TERF Project, Boys and Girls Scouts, 4-H clubs, soup lunches to the needy and seniors, MCHS Key Club, McNabb Middle School Builder’s Club, After Prom Party, disaster relief, shoes for elementary school children, Boys and Girls State, Lions Club Follies, citizenship awards at local schools, MCHS Spring Musical, Rotary Radio Day, American Legion Post 22, Leadership Montgomery County, family movies at the park, Post Clinic, international project to eliminate neonatal disease, Kiwanis Foundation, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, Gateway Regional Arts Center, Warm Up Montgomery County, Hope Hill Youth Services, child car safety seats, smoke detectors, Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner, scholarships to MCHS seniors, downtown revitalization, elementary schools Environmental Camp, Shop With A Cop, MCHS bass fishing team, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Montgomery County Homeless Coalition, Montgomery County ADAPT, MCHS Holiday Classic, Polar Express and the annual community ice cream social.