A warm and hearty meal to help locals

Published 6:24 pm Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It’s hard to beat a plateful of hot pancakes on a weekend morning.

If eating that hearty breakfast helps people in need, that’s a hard deal to beat.

On Saturday, the Demopolis Lions Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast consisting of pancakes, smoked sausage, fresh fruit cup, butter and syrup at the First Baptist Church in Demopolis.

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Members anticipate about 300 people to flock to the church between 7 and 10 a.m. to help support one of the club’s largest annual fundraisers.

Cost of tickets is $7 each and can be purchased from any Lions Club member or at the door. Proceeds will go to benefit the many different Lions Club projects, which include Alabama Sight. Alabama Sight’s mission is: To fund quality eye treatment for the medically indigent of Alabama. The services they fund include eye exams, glasses, surgeries, anesthesia, medically necessary contact lenses, prosthesis, tests and eye medication; To promote sight conservation in the state of Alabama; To promote education in the prevention of blindness and to provide vision, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension and hearing screenings by means of mobile screening units.

Also at the Pancake Day, there will be a collection box provided for anyone to deposit used eyeglasses, glass cases or hearing aids that they no longer need.

For more information contact Lion president Allen Bishop at 289-6810 or Ken Sherwood at 289-4313.

We strongly urge you early risers to climb out of bed Saturday for a great, warm breakfast that will help support many good things about our community.