66th annual pancake feed helps raise money for local children in Adams County
HASTINGS, Neb. —
All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and drinks help youth organizations thrive at the pancake feed in Hastings at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
Starting in 1953, the Hastings Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 66th year of Pancake Day.
The event is held to benefit local kids around the Hastings community in a variety of different organizations.
"We donate money to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Teammates, the Boxcar Youth Theater Company just a lot of organizations that work with children. We also purchase dictionaries for every 3rd grader in Adams County," said the co-chair for pancake day Kathy Schultz.
The Kiwanis club said they are expecting to serve over 2,000 people and will make around 7,000 pancakes.
The co-chair says it's not just about the fundraiser.
"It's a big social event as well as a fundraiser. Even if people have to stand in line for a while, they have their friends and family to visit with. They also see people that they haven't seen for a while so it's just a lot of fun," said Schultz.
The event cost was $7 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.