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Lions Club hosts its 38th Annual Pancake Breakfast


Tevye, bless his heart, immortalized that nitty-gritty witty ditty having to do with marital matchmaking in the “Fiddler on the Roof” stage and movie production that wowed audiences several decades ago.

Prescott has its share of rich traditions, too. The most well-known of which is the World’s Oldest Rodeo, which will be kicking up its booted heels once again next month.

But I’d like to remind you of another local tradition, the 38th Annual Lions Pancake Breakfast. It is set for this Saturday, June 9, at its traditional site, beside the First Congregational Church, 216 E. Gurley St., in downtown Prescott.

In a recent letter from Bob Welch, president of the Prescott Noon Lions Club, to First Congregational Pastor Jay Wilcher, Welch stated that “to say ‘thank you’ to you and your congregation for allowing the Lions to use your church over the years cannot adequately convey our heartfelt appreciation for what this means to the citizens who attend each year and certainly to the charities that receive donation support.

“As you know, all proceeds raised, less cost of supplies, are dispensed to charitable organizations. For example, in just the last several years the Lions have been able to provide grants to People Who Care, the Lions of Yavapai eye care van, and Guide Dogs of the Desert.

“As we approach this year’s breakfast,” Welch added, “the Lions of Prescott wish to let you know how much we value your continued support and that we look forward to many more years working together for the betterment of our community and to the camaraderie and spirit of community that this event generates.”

Noon Lion Steve Byers is the chief coordinator of this year’s event, which includes participation by the Prescott Sunrise and Evening Lions and Prescott Lionesses along with volunteers.

And Byers offered special recognition for the help provided in the planning by Boy Scout Troop #1 and individuals Gary and Jamie Stude of Waffles ’n’ More, Fritzi Mevis of People Who Care, First Congregational Church’s Julie and John McCurdy, the City of Prescott’s Patti Crouse and Michelle Stacy-Schroeder, and Lion Paul Chastain for getting help from adult probation to assist with setup and teardown of the shade awnings at the church site.

I’ll close with this sort of poetic paean to the pancake project, which is both gastronomical and economical.

The gastronomy speaks for itself, whereas the economy relates to the tab, which is $6 for the meal, with no charge for children under 12 years of age. Makes checks payable to Lions Pancake Breakfast.

Saturday’s serving hours are from 7 to 11 a.m.

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