Chesy Lions Club breakfast attracts crowd

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 2, 2003

CHESAPEAKE - Despite some big appetites, more than a few people were required to down seven gallons of orange juice and what seemed to be 1,000 pancakes to members of the Chesapeake Lions Club who prepared them.

At Chesapeake High School, the club prepared pancake and sausage breakfasts for about five hours Saturday morning. This breakfast and the club's track meet in the spring are the largest fund raisers for the organization. Club members estimated that between 250-300 people filled the school's cafeteria.

"I think this one will top all we've had," said Max Brammer, a member of the club's calling committee who collected money at the door. "We worked harder and it paid off."

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The hard work, Brammer said, consisted of club members getting out and selling more tickets.

Money raised in Lions Club fund-raisers goes toward eyesight programs, said Jason Stephens, club president. The programs provide glasses to people, mostly children and senior citizens, who cannot afford them. On average, the club supplies two people with glasses every month. On one occasion, it also provided surgery for a child.

"We're very pleased with the turnout and the support the community has given," Stephens said, noting that City National Bank donated supplies for the event.

The club has their fund raiser in the fall to avoid conflicting with the Coal Grove Lions Club's fund raiser, Stephens said.

"This is a good time for people to sit down and talk when they're not running to and fro," he said. "This is our fifth year and it's catching on. People look forward to this now."