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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Although the Sertoma Christmas Parade is a tradition for the city of Laurel, an even more delicious tradition is Pancake Day.

According to Pancake Committee Chairman Dewey Blackledge, since the early 1950's it's been a tradition for the Laurel Kiwanis Club to have Pancake Day.

It's the one fundraiser of the year where they raise money to help the youth in the Jones County and Laurel community.

"We serve somewhere between five to seven thousand people with pancakes during this time," said Blackledge. "People come in from surrounding areas especially now that the parade is on the same day."

This year's Pancake Day took place in two locations, the YWCO and Laurel's First Baptist Church.

With only $6, residents were able to get a plate with pancakes and sausage as well as milk, coffee or a soda.

The all-you-can-eat event left First Baptist Church with almost no pancake batter by the end of the day.

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