Kiwanis announces date for Pancake Festival and 5K

Besides new griddles for its upcoming Pancake Breakfast and 5K, the Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches showed off its new tent, table cloth and aprons at its planning meeting March 16. The items are all branded with the Kiwanis logo. This will ensure that everyone knows when Kiwanis is present at events, serving their community.

The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and 5K Saturday, April 8 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The festival style event will take place at Northwestern State University’s Collins Pavilion.

This year the club has put a new spin on an old tradition. The pancakes will be FREE to all guests. The Pancake Festival will also offer a wide array of events including: a pancake eating contest, pancake flipping contest and a free Kids Zone that includes face painting and bounce houses. The breakfast itself will include delicious pancakes, sausage and your choice of beverage (milk, coffee or orange juice).

“We are very proud of the dedication of our club members that make this event a complete success”, said Event Organizer Lee Waskom.  “And with our enhancements and expansions this year we are looking towards another banner year.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from this event will be used to support the many programs and projects in the local club including: Terrific Kids, K-Kids, Key Club, Circle-K, Boys & Girls Club water day and many others.

“Our club also takes the time to honor a Lawman of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Fire Fighter of the Year and a Layperson of the Year and we could not be more proud of our hard work and support from the community,” said Waskom.

The Pancake Festival will once again host their 5K. The 5k registration is $20 for children 12 and under, $25 for everyone else, and $30 after April 3. Each registration includes free pancakes and t-shirts (while supplies last). To sign up for the 5K or more information like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook/kiwanisnatchitoches or visit Sponsorships are available at many different levels and start at $150 all the way up to $1,000.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jill Leo at 318-652-7078 or Reba Phelps at 318-238-8000.

If you are interested in becoming a member, The Kiwanis Club of Natchitoches meets on the first and third Thursday of every month at the NSU Rec Complex at noon. If you would like to visit a meeting or if you would like more information about Kiwanis please contact LaCarsha Babers at 318-238-4421.