‘Cakes for a causePublished 11:19am Friday, January 31, 2014
One of the most important duties of the president-elect of the Noon Kiwanis is to organize the group’s annual pancake feed.
Having taken part in the event as a member, Ryan Cheshire has gotten a whole different look at how big the feed really is.
“You never know how much work goes into something like this until you’re in charge of organizing it,” Cheshire said.
Count Kiwanis President Margie Gettel among those impressed with the job Cheshire has done.
“He’s been very integral in getting the word out in the community,” she said.
This year’s pancake feed, part of the Frostbite Festival, will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The group has already sold about 650 tickets to the event, according to Cheshire, and expect plenty of walkins Sunday as well.
The proceeds from the feed go toward helping city and county children in various ways, including cleaning parks and school programs.
This is the group’s biggest fundraiser of the year, according to Gettel, and the one the membership gets involved with the most.
Cheshire hasn’t been alone in organizing the event. He praised the work of many club members in helping him along, as well as other community volunteers.
Some volunteers from the Fergus Falls M State campus will be on hand to help, as will a large contingent from Hillcrest Lutheran Academy’s Key Club.
This kind of selfless work is reflective of the community as a whole, Cheshire said.
Besides helping area children, the event is also popular with members because they get to catch up with old friends and even make some new ones.
“Not only are we raising funds to help children in the community, but it also has the social aspect,” Gettel said.
Tickets to the pancake feed are available through the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce or at the door Sunday.