Kiwanis Club celebrates pancake day with the community

By Meaghen Harms

Pancakes will be served to anyone in the community on Saturday at DeKalb High School, 1515 S. Fourth St.

Kiwanis Club of DeKalb is hosting their 56th Annual Pancake Day. The breakfast, where pancakes, sausage, bacon and applesauce will be served, will benefit the Kiwanis Club’s activities.

“We are having the breakfast to earn money for the club to continue our work,” said Mark Pietrowski, Kiwanis Club of DeKalb club member.

The Kiwanis Club sponsors non-profit programs throughout the area.

“We sponsor the youth organizations throughout DeKalb,” Pietrowski said. “This includes the Builder’s Club at both junior high schools, the Key Club at the high school, and the Circle K club at NIU.”

The club also sponsors international programs which are predominantly non-profit youth organizations.

“The breakfast is a fund raiser for Kiwanis Club so that we can sponsor both organizations in the community and internationally,” said Eva Rey, vice president of the Kiwanis Club of DeKalb. “The focus is primarily on youth programs.”

The breakfast will have 30 to 35 volunteers serving an estimated 700 to 800 people, Pietrowski said.

“It’s one of those things that we do to bring together members of the community to enjoy a nice good breakfast at the school,” Pietrowski said.

The cost for breakfast is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under age 6.