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Pancake Day successful despite the snow

By Staff | Feb 20, 2015

Citizens Fire Company carried on with their annual Pancake Day despite the snowfall Monday night.

The event, which has never been canceled due to weather, had a slow start, but, according to company vice president Sandra Slusher McDonald, numbers picked up throughout the day.

“Breakfast was a little slow compared to normal,” McDonald said. “But by lunch and dinner, the crowds were coming in.”

The event, held each year on Shrove Tuesday, is the largest fundraiser held by the all volunteer company. Funds go directly into the company’s general fund to support operations of the company.

An all-you-can-eat event, the fresh cooked pancakes, gravy and sausage are a big draw to hundreds in the community. Along with being a delicious meal, the event is an annual social gathering where friends catch up on the news around the county.

Those early to breakfast when the doors open between 6 and 7 get the added bonus of scrambled eggs while pancakes fill the plates of lunch and dinner-goers.

The weather dampened the event somewhat as tallies showed late Tuesday that the total number of attendees was down a bit from previous years.

“We came in at 1,537,” McDonald said of the total for Tuesday. Last year, the event saw a little over 2,000 come in to eat.

Even though the weather kept some away, McDonald said the day was a success.