Thousands will turn out for annual pancake feast

Lions Club hosts pancake dinner
Bob McCune cooks 30 pancakes at one time during 55th Annual Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Day.

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WICHITA, Kansas — Thousands of people will enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner at Century II Thursday.

The 55th Annual Lions Club Pancake Day began at 8 a.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall, 225 W. Douglas.

For $5 a person, you get as many pancakes as you want, plus sausage and coffee.

The proceeds go to the Lions Club charities and to YMCA programs for children, like Camp Hyde.

One of the volunteers is 94-year-old Bob McCune who has mastered cooking 30 pancakes at one time.

He’s been working the griddle for 50 years and says the reason is simple.

“People. I love people,” he says. “The greatest thing we’ve got today is people and the people that, how grateful they are for the things that we do and it’s very enjoyable. I enjoy it very much.”

McCune says he’ll keep cooking for the Lions Club “as long as the good Lord will let me.”

“It’s the greatest organization that I know of,” said McCune. “We do a lot of good work for the blind and for the people that need help in disasters and different things and this is one of our main projects to help the YMCA with Camp Hyde and different organizations and we do lots and lots of charitable work and this money goes for that.”

McCune expects between 3,500 to 6,000 people to attend the dinner.

You can buy tickets at the door.

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