Pancakes to support community

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Lions Club breakfast is Saturday at Elizabethtown High

By Amber Coulter


Pancakes will pay for eyeglasses and support other community efforts.

The annual Elizabethtown Lions Club pancake breakfast takes place this weekend to support the children’s eyesight program, scholarship program and 40 organizations sponsored by the club.

The event is one of the group’s three largest annual fundraising efforts, along with a chicken barbecue and a golf scramble. It also is one of the organization’s longest-running efforts, lasting more than 30 of the club’s 71 years, said Robert O’Bryant, club board member and pancake breakfast chairman.

The breakfast is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria of Elizabethtown High School off North Mulberry Street. Tickets cost $7. Kids 5 years old and younger eat for free.

Meals are planned to include a pancake, a drink, sausage and eggs. Carryout also is available.

About 2,000 people were served last year.

Proceeds that go toward the eyesight program help offer exams and buy glasses for those in need, some of whom might otherwise not be able to get glasses, O’Bryant said.

“We do a lot for the community,” he said.

O’Bryant is glad to help the area through the club and other service organizations.

“It makes you feel good to volunteer,” he said. “To help people, it makes you feel good.”

O’Bryant hopes the those who come for a hearty breakfast leave knowing more about the club and its motto of “We serve.”

“We basically take pride in that,” he said. “Our job is to take pride in what we do.”

Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com.