LINDSBORG — A day where those in the Lindsborg community can gather together for fellowship, friendship and great food is returning again in its 70th year.

"It's a community thing that the community looks forward to each year. It's kind of a gathering place where they can visit and catch up with friends and neighbors. It's a community gathering for people more than anything," said Bobby Peterson, special events co-chairman of the Lindsborg Kiwanis Club.

The Lindsborg Kiwanis Club 70th Annual Pancake Feed will consist of pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, milk and chocolate milk.

The club supports many children's groups in the area and proceeds from the event will go toward youth and civic charitable projects in the community.

"Last year as well as this year we are not selling advance tickets. We're doing a one-time, free-will offering that day," Peterson added.

The club sets up camp in the kitchen of the Bethany Lutheran Church and will make fresh pancakes and sausage.

"You can sit there from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. if you want that many pancakes," Peterson laughed. "We have the same grill they started with 70 years ago."

In years past, entertainment has been present at the event, but Peterson noted no entertainment will be at the event this year — besides him singing in the kitchen while cooking pancakes.

"I'm not sure if people will want to hear that," he laughed.

The pancake batter comes from The Old Muffin Factory in McPherson.

The meal will be served 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Bethany Lutheran Church education hall in the lower level, located at 320 N. Main St., in Lindsborg.

The Lindsborg Kiwanis Club supports those in the area such as Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Fellowship of Christian Athletes at both Smoky Valley High School and Bethany College, High School After-Prom, Bethany College scholarships, Karpov Chess School, KEY Leader youth camp, Sprout House Children’s Learning Center, Soderstrom Elementary School, Lindsborg Community Library, Lindsborg Arts Council, Lindsborg Circles, and many other youth, civic and charitable projects. 

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