Pancake Day helps
support Kiwanis projects
By Bob Robinson
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GREENVILLE – It was that time again… pancakes and sausage for
breakfast, hosted by Greenville Kiwanis.
Kiwanians started setting up Friday night, and cookin’ Saturday morning
by 6 a.m… good thing because customers started walking through the
doors by 6:30 a.m.
It was a time to renew old acquaintances and meet new ones. Keith
“Fuzzy” Fausnaught; Scott & Cindy Riffle; Rob & Tina Chalmers
and family; Dave Niley; Mayor Mike Bowers and family, Don & Lori
Denniston… and more.
The movers and shakers of the community – up front, behind the scenes
and many of those who, unrecognized, do all the work – seemed to
show up sometime during the event.
Then there’s the young lady who will turn 90 next month; and another
young lady celebrating her ninth birthday.
None went away hungry.
According to current Kiwanis historian Roy Haines, Pancake Day was
started in 1972. The first two years it was held at the Presbyterian
Church, but quickly outgrew the facility. It is currently held at the
Greenville High School cafeteria.
Despite increased expenses, ticket prices have gone up only little in
the last 39 years… from $3 to $5. Yet, there are still profits to help
support Kiwanis projects, such as Special Olympics, a Woodland Heights
reading program, car seats for newborns, GHS Key Club and more.
More than two dozen Kiwanians and Key Club members volunteered their
time to make the annual event another success.
Greenville Kiwanis meets every Wednesday at noon at the Chestnut
Village Center at Brethren Retirement Community. Membership is open to
all community members who wish to support its projects and enjoy its