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Nearly 300 attend annual Lions Club pancake breakfast

Paul Hart works the grill during the annual Chesapeake-Proctorville-Rome Lions Club pancake breakfast on Saturday.

Paul Hart works the grill during the annual Chesapeake-Proctorville-Rome Lions Club pancake breakfast on Saturday.

CHESAPEAKE — The Chesapeake-Proctorville-Rome Lions Club’s annual pancake breakfast on Saturday brought nearly 300 people to the cafeteria at Chesapeake Elementary.

“Instead of just turning over in bed this morning people came out for pancakes,” Bob Smith, Lions Club vice president, said. “I think we have had a very good turnout considering the weather.”

The pancake breakfast raises an average of $2,500 for the Lions Club. The club also raises money through placemat sponsorships.

“We got a good response from local businesses,” Smith said about the placemats.

For more than 35 years the Chesapeake-Proctorville-Rome Lions Club has had the fundraising breakfast. Members of Operation TLC (Tidy-Up Lawrence County) helped with this year’s breakfast.

“We’re having a good time,” Jason Stephens, Lawrence County Auditor and Lions Club member, said. “We have washed a lot of dishes so I know a lot of people have come out today.” Proceeds from the pancake breakfast go toward paying for eye exams and glasses for needy people in the county.