Pancake Day – Fall 2017 – Was a 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. Our largest fund-raising yet. Thank you, Winchester!!
See the wonderful report done by Hagerstown’s WGN. Click here: 2017 Fall Pancake Day in words and video.
Pancake Day – Spring 2018
Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Location: War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park
Time: 7am to 7pm
Purchase tickets through Kiwanis members, participating vendors, and in discounted blocks. Pricing: $6 – advance purchase; $7 at the door; Children age 4-6 $3; Children under 4 – Free. Businesses handling tickets are: Throx Market on Senseny Road, Body Renew – all three locations, Les Veach Insurance on Jubal Early Drive, The Daily Grind on Jubal Early Drive, The Insurance Center on south Loudoun and Steamy’s Cafe on Piccadilly Street.
We accommodate Take-out orders. Orders of 10 or more can be called in, in advance, on the day of the event. To make it easy and faster, we have set up a separate area in the entry room for Take-out orders.
This year we are also set up to sell Apple Butter at the entrance. We were blessed to have the Shawnee Springs Market donate (free of cost) 1,000 jars (8oz and 16oz) that we will sell at $3 and $5. All proceeds go into our Community Services Fund same as the ticket money.
The Old Town Kiwanis Club will be with us again. They continue to collect non-perishable foods for the local Salvation Army facility. Bring some food, eat some food. Go home completely satisfied!
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. Fifteen percent of the net proceeds of each event – Spring and Fall – are designated as major gifts to local organizations that serve children and their families based on our Kiwanis motto: “Improving our community, one child at a time”. The 2018 Spring Major Beneficiary from PCD is the Evans Home. They will receive 15% of the net proceeds from this event. The Fall 2017 PCD netted $43,000 and we are hoping to hit that number again this Spring. The rest of the mney will be distributed to a host of local non-profit agencies throughout the reat of the year.
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.