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Eat, drink, be generous — Kiwanis Pancake Day is main fundraiser for club

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 Each year Kiwanis Club of Sulphur Springs gives two scholarships for $1,500 each to students graduating high school to help further their educa- tion. The civic club also contributes to numerous youth activities and programs to help Hopkins County residents.

 

Some of the groups Kiwanis helps sponsor include Sulphur Springs High School Key Club, Special Olympics, boys baseball and girls softball, youth soccer, youth basket- ball, Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Boys & Girls Club of Hopkins County. They also provide hot dogs for the annual Kids Trout Fish- ing Day (also Feb. 2 at Peavine Pinion Pool) and items for other kid fishing events, host the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive in conjunction with Brookshire’s, and have contributed to Lake Country Court Appointed Special Advocates, Hopkins County Salvation Army, Hopkins County United Way and the Chamber of Commerce.

Of course, in order to do all those things Kiwanis has to come up with funds. A big fundraiser every year is the Kiwanis Pancake Day, offering an all you can eat of pancakes, meats and drinks for one low price.

This year, Pancake Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Tickets for the meal can be purchased in advance from any Kiwanis member or at the door. The cost is $7 per person for ages 6 years and older; children who are 5 years or younger eat free.

“The funds are applied to two $1,500 Scholarships and contributions to many Hopkins County youth activities and organizations and other needs,” noted Kiwanian Roxanne Rich. “None of this money goes to administration of the club or club members’ activities. There are other activities we contribute to on an ‘as needed’ basis, but we try to make our contri- butions serve the most children that we can. We usually do not sponsor ‘one child at a time’ activities, like helping send one kid to camp or something.”

As is the case with many local events, the pancake day and many other local projects would not be possible without the help of local businesses who con- tribute time, funds and services. Those sponsors include Alliance Bank, Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Store, Brookshire's Grocery, City National Bank, Echo Publishing, Grocery Supply Co., Hopkins County Locker Plant, KSCH Star 95.9 Radio, KSST Radio, Morningstar Foods, Mrs. Baird's Bread, Ocean Spray, Southwest Dairy Museum, Sud- denlink Communications, Wal- Mart and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative.

“The sponsors contribute to our activities throughout the year, not just Pancake Day,” Rich noted.

 

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