The Kiwanis Club’s pancake breakfast has been an annual tradition for decades, but this year it’s happening later than usual.
That’s good news for men and women who wear their country’s uniform.
“Since it falls on Armed Forces Day this year, we’re offering free breakfast for any active duty military personnel in uniform,” club president Roger Davis said. “If they want to come, we certainly appreciate all our servicemen, and this is just one way that we can show that appreciation.”
Davis reiterated that the free admission is only for those on active duty, not reservists or veterans, and they must be in uniform.
For everyone else it’s $5 for adults or $3 for children.
It may be the biggest breakfast one can get in Winchester for five bucks.
“It’s all you can eat pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy … then we throw in eggs and milk or juice, and coffee,” Davis said. “It’s a good breakfast.”
And it’s for a good cause, he added. The program supports scholarships for high school students and many children’s charities in Clark County.
The biggest one is the Kiwanis Club’s Shop With a Child program, in which each participating club member takes a child to Walmart at the beginning of the school year to buy her or him school clothes and supplies.
“Last year, I took a man who had just lost his job and had three kids in elementary school, and he was very appreciative of the help we were giving him,” Davis said. “Many of our schools have uniforms, and those are typically not clothes that students have before they start.”
Other things the club does is send kids to summer camp, and recently, the club paid for building a playground at the Winchester campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College for students who have young children who attend the day care on site while parents attend classes.
The pancake breakfast is the club’s second biggest fundraiser of the year to support children’s programs, the biggest one being the recent auction.
The Winchester Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at Winchester First United Methodist Church, 204 S. Main St.
Tickets are available now from any Kiwanis member, and will be available at the door the day of the event.
Club members will be cooking and serving breakfast cafeteria-style at the church’s kitchen and dining room, and waiting tables.
“First United Methodist Church has always been kind in donating the space to us,” Davis said.