The 50th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Julianna Santella

This Sunday, November 5th was the 50th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. From 7:30 am to 12:30, this event, which is located in the cafeteria of the Manhasset High School, is not only a tradition cherished by people of all ages to be served a delicious breakfast, but is also a fundraising event.

The money raised during this annual event is used to give scholarships to seniors of Manhasset High School and Port Washington in addition to helping fund other charitable events.

Although it is called the Pancake Breakfast, it is really much more than that. It is a full breakfast, including not only pancakes but also sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee. The pancakes are famous for their fluffy and delicious taste.

The event had not only food, but live entertainment as you eat as well as arts and crafts and face painting for the children. Children could color in Thanksgiving-themed sheets or make their own turkey from stickers.  The organization was also having a raffle with various prizes and gifts.

This past Sunday, families and townspeople of all ages showed up to enjoy the entertainment and delicious home-cooked breakfast. Children loved the face painting as well as the arts and crafts. The Manhasset High School’s Key Club also had many volunteers come out in intervals throughout the event to help it run smoothly. Their responsibilities included greeting incoming guests, and sitting with the children at the arts and crafts table to entertain them.

The Kiwanis Club is an international organization that is focused on serving the unique needs of the children of different neighborhoods one community at a time. Internationally the organization boasts over 600,000 members and has about 150,000 service projects annually. The Manhasset and Port Washington Kiwanis Club meets twice a month, every second and last Thursday of each month at 12:30 P.M at the Port Washington Yacht Club in Port Washington.