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Lions annual pancake feed set for next Thursday

Published 3:52pm Saturday, January 25, 2014

For the 55th straight year, there will be pancakes, and lots of them.

The Austin Noon Lions Club will do fundraising with flapjacks during its annual Lions Pancake Day next Thursday, Jan. 30, at First United Methodist Church in Austin. Each year, many volunteers gather in the church basement for batter and banter during the 12-hour event, which runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Again, there will also be free diabetes testing for those who show up from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

The menu, as always, includes pancakes, French toast, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Once again, tickets are $6 at a the door, or $5 in advance from Lions Club members.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser,” said Lions treasurer Jerry Wolesky, who has helped with the event for 35 years. “We’ve established an event at a time of the year when people know we’re going to have it every year, and they support us.”

The event clears about $5,000 each year, Wolesky added. That money, among supporting the local club, goes to diabetes research, a hearing aid program, an eye bank, service dogs and youth event sponsorships.

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