Kiwanis Club hosts 65th annual Pancake Day in Gulfport

The first Wednesday of December has long been known as Pancake Day for the Gulfport Kiwanis Club.

Kiwanis member Travis Moore said, “This is one of my favorite days all year. I get here at 5 in the morning and we cook from 7 to 7.”

Kiwanis Club members like Travis Moore work from sunrise to sunset to put on their annual Pancake Day. It’s a highly anticipated event by the community. “We see good people all across the community come out for this. It’s an annual treat for them and it’s a lot of fun to do.”

Kiwanis member Gordon Redd said, “People will come out today and see people they haven’t seen all year long and they will come together and start talking.”

These griddles have been used by the club since the 80s, crafting the perfect pancake that can be enjoyed guilt free knowing the funds raised from buying a plate to support the youth in our community. Kiwanis President Mark-David Howard said, “We sponsor the key club. The K Kids in elementary schools, ball parks, playgrounds, gardens for kids, everything we raised is invested back into the community.”

Students in the Gulfport High Key Club assist in the fundraiser, handing out to-go orders. Junior Key Club member Madison Payne said, “Pancake Day is my favorite day of the year. Last year, we only got to stay for a couple of hours, but this year we get to stay all day and hopefully raise a whole bunch of money.”

For $6 a plate, attendees could enjoy pancakes, sausage, and knowing you’re helping student organizations. “They’re really fluffy, cooked to the perfect temperature. You just got to come try them.”

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