Pancake Day – Fall 2017 – Great Success. Thanks to all of the hard-working people who planned, worked and ate pancakes! Kiwanis Club members, High school Key Club members, Builders Club members, ABBA Care volunteers, Shenandoah Baseball players and the great people who donated to our cause of helping the children and families of our community – Thank you!!!
See the wonderful report done by Hagerstown’s WGN. Click here: 2017 Fall Pancake Day in words and video.
Date: April 2018 Exact date to be announced.
Location: War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park
Time: 7am to 7pm
Ticket purchases; to be announced
Take-out orders of 10 or more can be called in advance starting on November 4th at 540-327-4511 Note: There is a separate room and line for Take-out orders
Tickets can be obtained from any Kiwanian and, at least, the following places: Insurance Center of Winchester, Les Veach State Farm Insurance, Steamy’s Café, The Country Store, Peoples Cleaners, Stonewall Mini-storage. Look for businesses that display a Kiwanis Pancake Day sign
The Story of Winchester Kiwanis Pancake Day
Pancake Day is a community event that was started in 1957 – over 50 years and more than 700,000 pancakes ago! Our current volume of attendees is just over 6000 happy and satisfied (stuffed) pancake and sausage lovers. Although the locations have changed over the years, the commitment to the community has not. The proceeds of the two events per year – Fall and Spring – are designated as major gifts to local organizations that serve children and their families. Our Kiwanis motto: “Improving our community, one child at a time”. This Fall’s major designation is to Apple Valley Head Start. Close to $30,000 will be shared by local non-profit agencies from each of our bi-annual Pancake Days.
The process for you is simple – buy a ticket and enjoy the following: Pancakes (with butter and syrup) and sausage accompanied by your choices of milk, apple juice, coffee or water. AND go back for seconds, if you want more! AND meet a lot of your friends and neighbors while you are there. Your contribution helps support our community’s children.
The process for the Club is a little more involved. After getting all the tables and all the equipment set up, our early shift starts on the sausage – prep and cooking at 2:30am! The doors open at 7:00am so we can go through the following items during the rest of the day:
1600 pounds of pancake mix
2900 pounds of sausage links
230 gallons of apple juice
130 gallons of milk
Over 6,000 cups of coffee
130 gallons of pancake syrup
We don’t count the number of butter packets!
And the late crew works until well in to the night to clean up, return the room to gym status and store away all the equipment.
The overall effort takes the combined efforts of the whole Kiwanis Family: Kiwanis Club members, our sponsored youth – HS Key Clubs, Middle School Builders Clubs, the AKtion Club, and always, willing family members and friends. And our thanks to the media, who help spread the word about Pancake Day and the contribution it makes to the community.