Kiwanis hosts 70th annual pancake feed

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Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 7:50 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Kiwanis hosted its 70th annual pancake feed at Adams County Fairgrounds to raise money for a variety of programs they’re involved in.

At times the club would bring in around $15,000 from the event, and the proceeds get put back into the community through helping the youth thrive.

“We do several projects,” Doug Edwards, Co-chairman of Kiwanis Pancaked Feed said. “We buy dictionaries for all the third graders every year in Adams County. That takes a little bit of money. Then we sponsor different sporting events for kids.”

Edwards said Kiwanis have provided equipment such as helmets for little football. They have also provided a bit more gear for them.

“Some of the uniforms things like that, that they need, also the balls you know things like that to support them,” Edwards said. “Also the books that other organizations need that all takes some money.”

Edwards also has his own view on why the club has always stuck with serving pancakes.

“Maybe people like me can figure out how to make pancakes and sausage but not fancy barbecue, and maybe other projects,” Edwards said. “We keep it simple.”

Edwards said the event is bigger than the Kiwanis club.

“I think the community enjoys it because it brings them out together,” Edwards said. “It’s a function that people can eat together and be together and visit, and so that’s a lot of the attendance here. It isn’t necessarily just for Kiwanis to raise money, but you also have your involvement with your neighbor.”