Sunday, April 01, 2007

Pancake Day

In 1957 the Winchester Kiwanis Club decided on March 30 as the date for the first “Pancake Day.”    They sold tickets for a dollar and boxes of Aunt Jemima pancake mix for a nickel and cleared more than $1,500 "... the biggest fundraiser Kiwanis had ever had in the state of Virginia for a one-day event".

Now a twice-a-year event, the 12-hour pancake extravaganza attracts about 6,000 diners and brings in closer to $25,000.    My friend Buck and I try to get there at least once a year.    We made it yesterday.

2 Comments:

Blogger jon berry said...

How often do they have Pancake Day?

2:02 AM  
Blogger langolier said...

Sorry, I can't help myself...

"Now a twice-a-year event,..."

10:48 AM  

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