84th annual Pancake Day in Cape Girardeau raises money for Lions Club

“We Never Turn Down a Family” for Pancake Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Lions Club celebrated the 84th annual Pancake Day at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau Wednesday.

The Cape Girardeau Pancake Day began in 1938. The Lions Club wanted to give back to the community by providing breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

“We don’t turn anybody away… That’s why I am a part of this. It was important for me to be a part of something like this. To give back,” said Jeff Brune, General Chairman of the Pancake Committee. 

The Club is an international organization that raises money for people in need. The goal is to provide affordable eye care for children. This event raises around $50,000 per year to support the community.  

“We don’t keep a dime. It all goes back to the community,” explained Brune. 

The organization plans on serving thousands of people with more than 12,000 pancakes and 800 pounds of sausage.  

Tickets sold at $8 per person. Patrons could donate their old glasses for a free meal instead.  

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