Money from annual Lions breakfast fed back to community

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By The Staff


Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Elizabethtown High School

Cost is $6 per meal (carry-out is available). Children 5 and under eat free




ELIZABETHTOWN — While many in Elizabethtown will be trying to get some extra rest Saturday before losing an hour of sleep when we “spring forward’’ a day later, there will be many members of the Elizabethtown Lions Club up at 5 a.m. making pancakes and getting sausage ready for what Lion president Bill Shinkle hopes is a busy day.

He said he expects between 7,000 and 8,000 pancakes to be made for the annual Elizabethtown Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.

“We shoot for 2,000 (people) for the breakfast,’’ Shinkle said. “We’re probably not going to hit that, but we’d like to.’’

For $6, patrons can stop by Elizabethtown High School between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. for an all-you-can eat meal of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and either coffee, orange juice, milk or water.

Shinkle said the Lions Club, which has held the breakfast for more than 60 years, is proud that all money raised by the breakfast goes straight to the multitude of organizations the Lions Club aids in the community.

“That’s exactly what we mean and we’re proud of it,’’ he said.

He said there will probably be between 40 and 50 Lions Club members working the pancake breakfast. This event as well as the chicken BBQ and a golf tournament are the major fundraising projects for the club.

The meals will be available in seated and carry-out orders.

Shinkle said the Lions Club supports more than 40 entities in the community.

Jeff D’Alessio can be

reached at (270) 505-1757