Political Candidates Make Kiwanis Pancake Day An Oasis

by | Mar 19, 2018 | Community, Images, People

IMAGES Cullman Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 2017
Political Candidates Make Kiwanis Pancake Day An Oasis

It was all about pancakes, politicians and hungry people on Saturday morning at the Cullman High School cafeteria.

The Cullman Kiwanis Club conducted their much anticipated 62nd annual Pancake Day with hundreds of Cullman residents turning out to support this significant fundraising event.

In addition to non-stop pancake and sausage production, many patrons of the event participated in both the accompanying silent auction and bake sales.

The doors opened at 6 am with a full complement of Kiwanis and Key Club members staffing the intricately choreographed cooking and food production line as well as tending to the drive-thru service, ticket sales, table service and auction management.

During our hour at the event, we also saw no less than eight different political candidates enjoying the food and festivities. It was a refueling oasis for the much-traveled, hard-working hopefuls for elective office.

Kiwanis member and former Mayoral candidate Verna Jackson worked tirelessly throughout the 6-hour event:

“All of our Kiwanis members are very pleased with this large turnout of people. Starting around 9 am, we’ve had a steady stream of folks coming through. We’ve served hundreds and hundreds of meals, and our Key Club members have been terrific.”

The Kiwanis Pancake Day supports children throughout Cullman.

This event consistently raises between $10,000 and $20,000 each year. ALL the proceeds from this event go directly to helping those kids.

Key Club members (teenage Kiwanis) from across Cullman County were substantial assets during Pancake Day. Without their hard work and tireless effort, Pancake Day would not have nearly as successful.

Key Clubs from Cullman, Fairview, Holly Pond and Addison High Schools represented.

Celebrity pancake chefs included Dr. Steven Sides and Dan J. Willingham.

Also spotted in the crowded cafeteria were former Cullman Mayor Max Townson and his bride Kay as well as Rob Ketcham of the Cullman Chamber of Commerce.

And perhaps most importantly, the pancakes themselves were above restaurant quality – not too sweet, not too dry – served in more than generous portions.

We took advantage of the opportunity for seconds!

Political Candidates Make Kiwanis Pancake Day An Oasis

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Cullman High School Cafeteria

Political Candidates Make Kiwanis Pancake Day An Oasis

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

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