Pancake day offers good food and helpful volunteers

| November 3, 2017

Coshocton Regional Medical Center employees Roxanne Potter and Mary Ellen Given are pictured making pancakes for the hungry lunch crowd that gathered for the Kiwanis Pancake Day on Nov. 2 at the Elks. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Coshocton High School Key Club members were bustling around the Elks on Nov. 2 working on numerous tasks at the Kiwanis Pancake Day.

Juniors Paris White and Josie Hill said they did a lot of washing tables, handing out drinks, filling syrup bottles and talking to people, who often praised the pancakes. When they finally had a chance to sit down and eat, they agreed the pancakes are pretty good.

“They are very sweet,” White said.

Hill also savored her first bite.

“They are nice and fluffy,” she said.

Doug Speicher, co-president of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club said they usually serve between 1,500 and 2,000 people at the event, which is held from breakfast to dinner time.

Pancake Day is the Kiwanis Club’s major fundraiser and helps the group fulfill its motto of “Serving the children of the world.” Locally the Kiwanis Club supports high school students through the Key Club at CHS and sending students to leadership training, has helped fund equipment for local schools and supported reading programs.

“We do anything we can to support youth in the community,” Speicher said.

While Speicher agreed that the pancakes at their event are quite tasty, he also thinks they draw a crowd because of the “awesome” people they get to see making their pancakes.

“They get to see professionals in the community in a different capacity,” he said.

Speicher said that everyone works well together and he greatly appreciated everyone who volunteered their time for pancake day, especially people like the Coshocton Regional Medical Center employees who came to help even though they aren’t members of the Kiwanis Club.

This year, pancake day also had some visitors from the Kiwanis Club in Newark and Granville.

Don Lewis, Alice Lewis and Jennifer Lewis stopped by from the Granville club and Dave Whiteman from the Newark Club came.

“This is huge and it’s great that they get the kids involved,” Don said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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