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Kiwanis Club hosts Pancake Day in Pine Belt

Santa greets visitors at Pancake Day in Hattiesburg. Photo credit WDAM. Santa greets visitors at Pancake Day in Hattiesburg. Photo credit WDAM.
Visitors enjoy the annual Pancake Day at the Laurel YWCO. Photo credit WDAM. Visitors enjoy the annual Pancake Day at the Laurel YWCO. Photo credit WDAM.
PINE BELT (WDAM) -

Members of a service organization with chapters in Hattiesburg and Laurel were busy fundraising with flapjacks Saturday.   

It was the annual Pancake Day for the Kiwanis Club. 

In Hattiesburg, two chapters, the Kiwanis Club of Hattiesburg and the Hub City Kiwanis Club, combined for Pancake Day at the Sigler Center. 

All-you-could eat pancakes and sausages were served for dine-in or take out.     

"We see regular customers return year after year," said Roger Smith, chairman of Pancake Day. "They're happy to see us, we're happy to see them, and then they sit down and it's a joy to watch them interact with their friends who come and do the same thing."

Smith said they were prepared to serve about 700 people. 

In Laurel, the Kiwanis Club was prepared to serve even more people at two locations.    

Organizers of Pancake Day there said they were ready for several thousand people at the YWCO and First Baptist Church. 

Many of the patrons were folks who dropped by after the annual Sertoma Christmas Parade. 

They also enjoyed plates of pancakes and sausage.   

"We couldn't do it without the folks, without the people that come through here every year," said Jerry Gilbreath, past president of the Laurel Kiwanis Club. 

Gilbreath says the Laurel Pancake Day goes back about 75 years. 

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