By Jackie Nelson
The Hesston Lions Club had a highly successful Pancake Feed on Saturday, Jan. 25.
According to Lions Club member John Buller, the event grossed over $8,000
“I think we raised a little over $8,000. We really have had great support from the community public ad business community,” said Buller.
Funds from the Pancake Feed will benefit the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains trail restoration project.
“We were thrilled with the turnout and the response that people gave about the project it felt like a worthy cause. It was an affirmation of what we are doing,” said Arboretum Directory Scott Vogt.
Buller said the Lions had an exceptional volunteer crew.
“We had a lot of volunteers this year. We had kids from the Lovin’ The Real H-Town camp, folks from the Arboretum, Lions Club members – it was really good,” he said.
Buller said in addition to volunteers hundreds of pounds of food are needed to make the breakfast a success.
“We went through 110 pounds of pancake mix, 38 bottles of syrup, 700 cups of coffee, 94 dozen eggs, 16 pounds of butter and we grilled 190 pounds of sausage,” he said.
Buller added the Lions extended a special thank you to The Water’s Edge and Chef Tom Basore.
“We really want to thank Tom at The Water’s Edge for his assistance in helping us grill the sausage,” he said.
Buller said the Pancake Feed is an important event for the Lions.
“This is our major fundraiser for the year to fund the things we do in the community,” he said.
Buller said the Lions are an extremely active organization in Hesston, supporting many events and organizations.
“We have many, many different programs we support. People who see the placemats see how many projects are supported by the Lions,” he said.