The event is one of the two major fund raising events produced by the club each year for the children of Blount County. The other major source of revenue for the club is concession stand sales at the annual two-week Kaufman Acoustic Kamp at Maryville College in July.
Contributing sponsor for the Pancake Breakfast is the International House of Pancakes, 906 Turner Street, Maryville, providing the ingredients and expertise. In addition to breakfast of pancakes and sausage and the fixings, there will be a Country Store, selling baked goods, crafts and books.
Roy Roberts is chair of the event for the club. Roberts said almost all 88 members of the club will be working on the breakfast, either in the kitchen or dining room, on Saturday. In addition, Alcoa High School personnel help in the kitchen on the day of the event, for which Roberts said the club is extremely grateful.
Club president Art Hafner said the organization annually contributes
more than $25,000 to support Special Olympics, East
Tennessee Childrens Hospital, Blount County Head Start, New Hope Childrens Advocacy Center and scholarships for Alcoa and William Blount students and Maryville College students.
Tickets are available for $5 each from any Alcoa Kiwanis club member
or at the door. Alcoa Kiwanis meets at noon every
Monday in the Green Meadow Country Club dining room.