LIMA — It’s Lima’s biggest breakfast, and Lima’s Noon Sertoma Service Club is gearing up to flip some flapjacks Saturday at its 56th annual Pancake Day.
“I think for a lot of people, this is tradition,” said Joe Moor of the Sertoma. “We see families come to eat this every year. It’s a nice gathering, and people like to support their community. I think people realize that every dollar we raise goes back into the community,” Moor said.
The popular specialty pancakes will again be served all day. The Bob Evans sausage will return by popular demand. The only thing different is the price.
“We had to adjust our prices this year to offset the raw materials. This year, we are selling tickets at the door for $8 for adults and $5 for children. However, we ran a coupon in The Lima News for a dollar off those prices,” Moor said. Those ads ran in the Oct. 28 and 31 editions.
The club has held prices steady for the last six years, but Moor said they could no longer do that. “We just felt there was no other option,” he said.
More than 150 volunteers will gather this afternoon at Lima Senior High to ready for tomorrow’s breakfast bonanza. Last year, 5,500 meals were served, and members are anticipating that many again this year.
To accomplish that, they buy 2,000 pounds of sausage, 2,400 half-pints of milk, 8,000 butter chips, 100 pounds of blueberries, 700 quarts of syrup, and enough coffee to fill more than 2,200 cups and orange juice to fill 4,000 cups.
“It’s a great day. Our doors are open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we’ve got enough help to keep everybody fed and happy,” Moor said.