XENIA — Hot cakes. Flapjacks. Pancakes. No matter what you call them, there will be plenty available during Xenia Rotary’s Pancake Day Wednesday, April 6.
Held 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Greene County Fairground’s Assembly Hall, the annual event will help raise money for Rotary’s community service projects and sponsorships which are largely focused on children, the elderly and schools.
“It’s one of our largest fund-raisers,” said Rotary member Tom Swigart, who helps organize the day. “Most proceeds go back to activities in the community.”
Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased from any Xenia Rotary member or at the door. Kids under six-years-old are free. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage links, coffee, milk and orange juice.
There will also be a split-the-pot raffle, Swigart said.
Rotary officials expect to serve approximately 2,000 people. While there is a steady flow of people throughout the day, Swigart said 4-7 p.m is the busiest time.
Held on the first Wednesday of April, the first Pancake Day cost $1 and was held in 1957 at the old YMCA. It was moved to Benner Field House for several years before relocating to its current home in 2005.
Key sponsors include Bob Evans — which donated 400 pounds of links; Tudor’s Biscuit World — which donated 500 pounds of pancake mix; and Collette Propane, which helps power the griddles. The Xenia Community School District is also generous with the orange juice and milk, according to Swigart.
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.