Kiwanis Pancake Day moves to Coshocton Elks

| November 6, 2013

COSHOCTON – The annual Kiwanis Pancake Day will be moving back to the Coshocton Elks this year as Roberta’s is no longer open. Thirty-five to 40 members of Kiwanis and the Key Club will be working together from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 providing freshly-made pancakes, sausage, and beverages to members of the community who come out and support Pancake Day year after year.

“The Key Club is a big part of our success each year,” said Brad Fuller, coordinator of the event and member of Kiwanis.

Everyone who volunteers is assigned a different task, cleaning tables, flipping pancakes, mixing batter, or serving the public, and they all work in shifts. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into preparing for the event each year, although after 52 years, it runs like a well-oiled machine.

“It’s like an airplane,” Fuller said. “Once it gets off the ground, it flies.”

Over the course of 12 hours, volunteers feed about 1,000 people. On average, each person will eat about three pancakes.

“It’s just a huge community event that everyone looks forward to each year,” said Fuller. “It’s a great time to support Kiwanis and it’s also a social event for people.”

Kiwanis’ main goal is to serve the children of the world whether that is physically or financially. All the money raised with ticket sales stay here locally. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the door.

“We try to make it affordable to people,” said Fuller. “We wanted to give the best deal we can while still making it a profitable fundraiser.”

Kiwanis is always looking for new members. For those interested in joining, come to a meeting, which are every Wednesday at noon at the Coshocton Elks.

Many local businesses sponsor the Kiwanis Pancake Day each year, but Central Ohio Technical College is their main sponsor.

“They’ve been a real help for us,” said Fuller. “Thanks to everybody in the community who support the event every year.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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