Spring Lake Park Lions host popular pancake breakfast

There was no shortage of syrup at the Spring Lake Park Lions Club semiannual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Sunday.

About 700 people dined on pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs and more at Spring Lake Park High School.

The breakfast was free for community members; the Lions asked for a free-will donation.

The event was truly a community affair.

Lions planned for leftover breakfast items to be donated to local food shelves or the Spring Lake Park School District, according to Jim Kugler, chairperson of the event.

The event grossed $3,000, which will cover the costs of the breakfast and be redistributed in the community.

Furthermore, community organizations set up tables in the high school to distribute information, paint faces, sell baked goods and more.

Boy Scout Troop 714 volunteered for dish duty and youth in the local Leos club were on hand to assist the Lions.

“It was a very positive breakfast,” Kugler said. “We did exactly what we set out to do … serve the community.”

From left to right, longtime Lions Sue Durand, Lee Videen and Eppie Dorsey were the French toast crew at the Spring Lake Park Lions Club semiannual pancake breakfast. The trio went through 21 loaves of bread in the first hour of the fundraiser. Photos by Olivia Koester Lion Mike Wisher mans the griddle Oct. 13. Brady Miller, 7, lathers his French toast with syrup. There was plenty to do at the all-you-can-eat affair besides stuffing oneself with pancakes. Jason Keay helps his daughter Hailey Keay, 7, decorate a pumpkin. Approximately 700 people flooded the cafeteria this year, the highest count the fall breakfast has seen in six years, according to Jim Kugler, chairperson of the Spring Lake Park Lions Club breakfast. The Lions grossed $3,000 Sunday morning.
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From left to right, longtime Lions Sue Durand, Lee Videen and Eppie Dorsey were the French toast crew at the Spring Lake Park Lions Club semiannual pancake breakfast. The trio went through 21 loaves of bread in the first hour of the fundraiser. Photos by Olivia Koester

Olivia Koester is at [email protected]