Homecoming Hit: More than 1,200 Expected at Sunday Pancake Breakfast

Tickets on sale now, and at the door.

The bi-annual Avon Lake Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will cap off a long weekend of Homecoming events that start with all-you-can eat pizza on Thursday night, and end with all-you-can-eat pancakes Sunday morning.

The breakfast on Oct. 7 in the Avon Lake High School Commons, is the main fundraiser for Kiwanis’ scholarship fund. It is open to the public.

 "That Kiwanis has been serving pancakes twice a year has become a fact of life more than just a simple tradition,” Kiwanis Vice President Kyle Maurer, who is in charge of the breakfast, said. “But what many people don't realize is that the monies raised go straight back to the youth of our community. Nowhere is this more evident than in the scholarships we pass out each year to Avon Lake college-bound residents. In the past two years alone, we've distributed over $25,000 to 20 deserving seniors."

The breakfast is Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Commons area of Avon Lake High School.

The breakfast, a tradition that has continued for more than 50 years, is Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Commons area of Avon Lake High School.

"As Kiwanians, we feed the community pancakes, and in turn, pancakes feed our annual project budget,” Maurer said. “It is our single most important fundraiser."

Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door for adults and $2 for children five to 12 years of age. Youngsters under 5 years of age are admitted free of charge.

The event includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee, juice/milk and sausages. 

Contact any Kiwanian for tickets, including Patch editor and immediate past president Lori Switaj at loriswitaj@gmail.com.

By the numbers

Think it’s easy serving up more than 1,000 hungry patrons? More than 40 Kiwanians and almost as many Key Club members give up their Sunday morning to make it happen, from making batter to grilling sausages, serving and cleaning up.

Del Novotny of who provides supplies for the breakfast, said 300 pounds of pancake batter were used to make more than 3,800 pancakes which were served by more than 50 Kiwanians and Key Club members at the last breakfast.

Here's what goes into the event:

  • 4,800 sausage links
  • 300 lbs. of pancake batter
  • 16 gallons of syrup
  • 40 pounds of whipped butter
  • 50 gallons of orange juice



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