Kiwanis pancake breakfast is Nov. 11

Published 11:28 am Friday, November 3, 2017

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester will fire up the griddles next weekend for its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and will run until 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of South Main and Hickman streets. Guests are asked to use the Hickman Street entrance.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, coffee and juice.

As a show of appreciation for veterans, the club will provide a free breakfast to any veteran or current member of the armed services.

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“We appreciate our veterans and those in service now,” the club said in a press release. “With all the planned area Veterans Day activities, we want to show our support for what we’re able to do in this country because of them.”

Tickets are $7 for adults in advance or $8 the day of the breakfast. Children’s tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Central Bank at 43 S. Maple St., Traditional Bank at 875 Colby Road, Minuteman Press at 828 Bypass Road or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, contact Paul Rodgers at 745-7061 or Russ Morrison at 771-6091.

“We know kids need Kiwanis in our community and around the world,” Russ Morrison, Kiwanis secretary, said. “This event, along with our other fundraisers get a lot of support from area businesses and donations from the public wanting to help the children of this community. We have so many sponsors that donate to our placemat ads for this event. All revenue collected from our events stays in Clark County.”

Funds raised through the breakfast are a portion of the budget Kiwanis maintains to fulfill the programs and needs of the children in Clark County.

“We support the school with leadership clubs, three $1,000 scholarships for qualified students and one scholarship for a BCTC student,” Morrison said. “We support Little League baseball and the BUG (Bringing Up Grades) program for third grade students. Our signature service project is Walk With A Child, a school clothes program to help as many students and families as funding permits. In September, we shopped with 160 children along with a parent or guardian. We spent local donations on these students for $12,591 or $80 per child.

“Who would imagine that eating pancakes would serve to help children thrive, prosper and grow.”

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester, at, welcomes new members who want to serve the community. The larger the membership, the more the club can do to serve the children, Morrison said. Information about becoming a member can be found the website, Facebook or by calling Morrison at 771-6091.

The Kiwanis Club of Winchester was founded Oct. 12, 1920, at the Brown and Proctor Hotel.

The club is the oldest continuously operating civic organization in Winchester.

The businessmen in the downtown corridor established the club to help the children in Winchester and Clark County.

The club meets at noon each Wednesday at Taste of China.