Marietta Kiwanis Club readying 65th Pancake Days

File Photo Servers give pancakes to patrons at Pancake Days.

MARIETTA — The Marietta Kiwanis Club announces its 65th annual Pancake days from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member, Vogue- Swift Cleaners or Peoples News for $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Children under age five eat free with any ticket holder. The menu includes all -you-can-eat pancakes, two sausage patties, orange slices and beverages.

“Pancake Days is our largest fundraiser,” says chairperson Melanie Singer, with proceeds from the event going back into the community. Last year’s event brought in more than $22,000, she said. “It supports our services such as landscaping projects at the middle school and high school, maintenance of Lookout Park, Terrific Kids at Harmar Elementary and Phillips schools, the picnic shelter by the Marietta College Boathouse, Marietta Picnic Pavilion-Flanders Field donation, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Washington County Relay for Life, The Right Path volunteers, supplies for the Humane Society, Halloween in the Park, Mini Storybook Park at the Armory, Halloween and Easter treats for the Gospel Mission and sponsorship of four local youth clubs ranging from middle school to college.

“Another fun feature to the weekend is our auction,” says auction coordinator Linda Eddy. “There’s a raffle and silent auction both days featuring items from local businesses and Kiwanians. We have everything from themed gift baskets to jewelry and paintings.” Eddy says basket themes will feature The Ohio State University, Vera Bradley, Family Movie Night, Girls Night Out, Steelers, Barbie, Gardening, Camping, Restaurants, Cooking, Legos, Marietta, children’s books, local fine dining, Pizza, Adult Coloring, Golf, Pasta, Pioneer Woman, Paw Patrol, Star Wars, Batman, Curious George, Amish Country Getaway, DoTerra, Kids Baking, Marietta Staycation, Local Dining, Golf, Wedding, Birthday Party, Ice cream and more.

There will also be an Elite Raffle that will give away a 50-inch Vizio TV, Fit bit Versa, a 9.6-inch Samsung tablet, a 15.6-foot Sundolphin Mackinaw canoe with paddles, a two person camping tent with fire pit, and a Yeti cooler.

Kiwanis is a service club whose purpose is to promote human and spiritual values, good citizenship, fellowship and altruistic service through voluntary action. The Marietta Kiwanis Club is active in the community annually through events like Pancake Days and holds projects like Terrific Kids in the elementary schools, maintenance of local parks and placement of historical markers throughout Marietta. They sponsor the Marietta and Waterford High School Key Clubs, the Marietta Middle School Builders Club and Terrific Kids at Phillips and Harmar School.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Linda Eddy at 740-373-9205.