“This is the last year we’ll be having Pancake Day at Taylor Street Middle School because they’re building a new middle school out on South McDonough Road. Everything is pretty much set,” said club member Terry Adair, co-chairman for this year’s event. “Doug (Hollberg) has got all the food and the paper products ordered, we’ve put sign-up sheets out at our meetings for club members and Jim Smith is pretty much in charge of getting the Key Club members from Griffin High School and Spalding High School signed up.”
Preparations for Pancake Day will begin in earnest Friday with approximately one dozen volunteers picking up the gas grills at the Kiwanis Club Fairgrounds and delivering all the paper products to the school.
The food service will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.
According to Hollberg, the Kiwanis Club is anticipating 3,000 people will come out for the annual fund-raiser.
“Along with the Rip Savage Scholarship Fund, the proceeds from Pancake Day pay for the 10 to 12 $1,000 scholarships we give out every year,” Hollberg said. “Tickets are $5 and they are available at the door or you can get them from any Kiwanis Club member. We have trays available so if you don’t want to sit down and eat, you can take it home with you. It’s become a community event - a family event - that people look forward to every year. It gives them a chance to sit down and talk and just remember history.”