Kiwanians Dr. Larry Perkins (left) and Bob Fowler get things going on the pancake griddle at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual breakfast.
The down-home aroma of pancakes on the large, specially-made griddle and sizzling sausage and bacon wafted tantalizingly through the air at the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, held at Albany’s Covenant Presbyterian Church on November 14.
By the time the three-hour event had wrapped up, some 600 hungry customers had been served and an estimated $3,200 raised to support the club’s activities on behalf of youth and other community projects in Dougherty and Lee counties.
Kiwanis Club of Dougherty fundraising committee chair Mike Bertram described the event as “an awesome day,” with dozens of Kiwanians and Kiwanis-sponsored high-school Key Club members coming together to work both in the dining room and behind the scenes in the kitchen to feed the continuous wave of breakfast-goers. Anyone who wasn’t there really missed out on something, he added.
The all-you-can-eat pancake extravaganza is just one of the fundraising events the club undertakes every year. Among the numerous events and organizations currently or previously supported through the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County fundraisers are Christmas in April, Meals on Wheels, Charles H. Smith III Memorial Golf Tournament, School Art Contest, Asthma Day Camp, Little League and Dixie Youth Baseball, Dougherty High School Football Team Dinner, Pastor Appreciation Day, Special Olympics, School Reading Program in Dougherty and Lee counties, holiday Salvation Army bell-ringing, Christmas Angel Tree, the Russian Delegation visit, Southwest Georgia Therapeutic Riding Center, Pritchett/Pippin School of Dance recital, and the Scholarship Program for Lee and Dougherty high schools.