Pancake breakfast benefits community

Published 10:22 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Lions Club formed in 1946 and has hosted its upcoming spring Harold Haney Pancake Day pancake breakfast for about 50 years.

The pancake breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the Dawson-Bryant cafeteria with tickets at $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Children 12 and under eat free.

“All of the money goes back into the community 100 percent,” Tom Carey, club president, said. “Anything that we have we pay for ourselves.”

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The money that is raised by the Coal Grove Lions Club goes into the Dawson-Bryant schools as well as the Scout troops, Carey said.

The club also gives out free full course Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners to those in need and gives those who need vision help an opportunity to receive that from Deeds Optical.

“We are in conjunction with the schools,” Carey said. They identify families for us that need the assistance and then they fill out an application and we process it from there,” Carey said. “The main purpose of the Lions Club is sight saving and the rest is for projects like scouts.”

The Easter Bunny will be at the pancake breakfast on Saturday and will be available for pictures.

“Our Lions Club is supported by the community so well,” Carey said. “It’s just a fun organization.”