Lions Club prepping for fall pancake breakfast

Published 11:37 am Thursday, October 23, 2014

CHESAPEAKE — Next Friday members of the Chesapeake, Proctorville, Rome Lions Club will be hard at work getting ready for the annual pancake breakfast on the next day.

On Saturday, they’ll be working just as hard and all for a good cause.

“We go in the night before at 6 p.m. and work through the evening to get everything set up,” Bob Smith, Lions Club vice president, said. “Then we come back at 6 a.m. and serve until 11 a.m.”

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Last year the proceeds from the pancake breakfast went toward paying for eye exams and glasses for approximately 15 needy people in the county. From last fall’s breakfast the club netted $2,500.

“People come out for good old pancakes and the fellowship,” Smith said. “It’s a tradition, maybe a ritual. This time of the year they think about pancakes and sausage. They like to see people they don’t always see.”

This breakfast club members will be donning their new red Lions Club vests.

“It is to identify a Lion as a Lion,” Smith said. “They can put the awards and badges they have received over the years.”

The breakfast starts at 7 a.m. at the cafeteria of the Chesapeake Elementary School. Tickets are $5 at the door and discounted tickets are available before the event from Lions Club members.