Over 1000 people give to the Lions Club Fall Pancake Breakfast

BEDFORD – Approximately 1,400 meals were served during the Fall Pancake Breakfast on Saturday at the Thornton Park Pavillion.

Lions Club member Brent Steele cooks pancakes early Saturday morning.

The pancake breakfast started in 1948, in the spring at a tent downtown on the square. The group eventually moved it to the fall. Then in the 1990s, they had two events one in the spring and the fall.

“This takes a lot of hard work, members got up around 3:00 a.m on Saturday morning to be able to start preparing and cooking the pancakes, sausages, and getting the beverages set up,” said Jim Fisher co-chairman of Lions Club.

The fundraisers help the Lions Club conduct vision screenings every year in the schools and at the WBIW Senior Fair. The organization also builds ramps for those physically challenged in getting into their homes.

In addition, the club provides dictionaries for the 3rd graders in the local schools, provides hearing aids and eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them, as well as an International mission for the club.

From left to right: Salley Warren, Vicki Hout, Lorie Murphy, and Evelyn Gratzer Phi Beta Psi help with the Lions Club Pancake Festival

The Phi Beta Psi organization also helps with the fundraiser.

“We help with the Lawrence County Patient services. Usually we get about $500 in tips to be able to help that organization with their efforts,” said Sally Warren Phi Beta.

Boy Scout Troop 332 helps with the Lions Pancake Breakfast – From left to right: Ben Parr, Nick Lindley, Liam DeWell, Riley Reynolds, and Reese Ritter, not pictured Larry Phelps Scout Master

Boy Scout Troop 332 helps with the drive-through delivering the orders to the waiting vehicles. The local Boy Scout Troop uses the funds raised from the event towards various adventures and outings.

“We have been able to go on several camping trips, which we went camping at Maumee and will include a all Trip soon,” said Boy Scout Ben Parr.

This event takes place the first Saturday in May and again in October. Our local community shows up year after year to eat great pancakes and to support the mission of the Lions Club.

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