UNION — The almost endless lines of people hungry for the triple treat of pancakes, bacon and sausage helped the Union Civitan Club raise more than $6,000 during its annual Pancake Day fundraiser this past Thursday.
As in previous years, Pancake Day was held at Mon Aetna Baptist Church, and, again as in previous years, the Civitans were kept busy for much of Thursday making pancakes and frying sausage and bacon and then serving them to the hungry line of customers that kept coming throughout the day.
The club had planned to serve the meals during three two-hour blocs — 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. — but lines were so long Thursday that the Civitans found themselves still serving customers an hour or more beyond the cut off times.
“We served over 600 plates,” Civitan President Amy Austin said.
Austin said the money generated by the sale of those plates, both on Thursday and in advance, together with sponsorships and donations, enabled the club to raise more than $6,000 with Pancake Day.
“I want to thank all our sponsors, plus all those who made donations and all those who purchased meals,” Austin said. “I also want to thank Mon Aetna for their support and I want to thank my fellow Civitans for all their hard work.”
Pancake Day is the Union Civitan Club’s main fundraiser, and the club uses the funds raised to support a number of organizations, institutions, and services including Special Olympics, Miracle League Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Union County School Special Services, foster care, and the Civitan Research Center in Birmingham, Ala., as well as any individual needs in the local community.