Lions Club hosts annual pancake breakfast Saturday

Eliza­bethtown Lions Club’s motto is “We serve” and in a few days, club members will be frying up thousands of pancakes to serve to the community.

The club will have its annual pancake breakfast Saturday at Eliza­­bethtown High School. Mem­ber Jim Weise said they’ve gotten the breakfast “down to a fine art.”

The $7 meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and a variety of drink choices, including coffee, orange juice or water. Chil­dren 5 and younger eat free.

The meal is offered from 7 a.m. to noon at the high school. Patrons can eat in or carry out. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any member of the Elizabeth­town Lions Club or at the door.

The pancake breakfast is one of the key fundraisers for the club. Money raised from the breakfast primarily goes toward children’s eye screenings, scholarships and other Lions Club activities and charities.

“All proceeds raised will go right back into the community,” club Presi­dent Lois Shinkle said.

The club also supports several other organizations throughout the community, such as Feeding America, Ken­tucky’s Heartland, Hardin County Habitat for Humanity and Helping Hand of Hope, she said.

“We serve the community and also reach beyond the community in a lot of the things we do,” Weise said.

Shinkle said they always are looking for new Lions Club members. She said the club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at The State Theater.

“We’re definitely looking at people to join our mission,” Shinkle said, noting anyone interested can contact a club member.

For more information about the Elizabethtown Lions Club or the breakfast, call Shinkle at 270-765-7559.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or

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