COVINGTON — The Covington Noon Optimist Club, in association with the Covington Kiwanis Club, will hold its annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Covington K-8 School cafeteria, 807 Chestnut St.
This year is the first that the event will be held at the Covington K-8 School cafeteria and commons area. Enter the new school main entrance to the east of the high school. For those who have not yet seen the new school building, this is a great opportunity to check it out.
Tickets, available at the door, are $7 each for adults. Children under 10 may eat for only $4. A ticket is good for your fill of delicious pancakes, coffee, and one serving of sausage, applesauce, juice, or milk.
This is the 52nd annual Pancake Day, which was originally started by the Kiwanis Club in 1965. Over the last half-century, it has become a joint venture, primarily run by the Noon Optimist Club.
The proceeds from Pancake Day are split between the two service clubs. The Kiwanis Club sponsors the CHS Key Club and other projects in town, such as the library reading program. The Noon Optimist Club, begun in 1985 and meeting every Wednesday at noon at Buffalo Jack’s, is marking its 32nd year as a “Friend of Youth” to Covington kids.
In addition to contributions to the CHS Dollars for Scholars Program, the Noon Optimists sponsor numerous other youth events. This includes support of the annual Middle School Oratorical Contest, Elementary Safety Patrol, Halloween Contest, High School Honors Banquet, the P.L.U.S. organization, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference for CHS students, Covington music programs, and numerous other donations to Covington youth-oriented causes.
Pancake Day would not be possible without the continued generous support of numerous Covington area businesses whose sponsorship will be visible on the placemats. Major sponsors for 2017 are the Covington Eagles Aerie #3998, Koverman-Staley-Dickerson Insurance Agency, and the Covington Savings & Loan Association.