Sertoma Pancake Day

by Bill Hughes on November 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

Now that we’re in the middle of November it means it’s time for Pancake Day.

For the 54th year Sertoma is hosting its annual Pancake Day Wednesday at Secrest Auditorium. Starting at 6:00 a.m. workers will begin cooking the thousands of pancakes that co-chairman, Russell Taylor, said will be served.

"Usually, on an average about 3,500 people will come through the door tomorrow and it averages out to about 18,000 pancakes," Taylor said. "You’re looking at 300 boxes, and that’s 5 pound boxes, of pancake mix, over 400 bottles of syrup [and] 1,600 pounds of sausage will be served tomorrow."

The six griddles can cook around 180 pancakes at the same time, and Taylor said they’ll still get behind. He expects around 35-hundred people to attend tomorrow. Taylor said Pancake Day serves as a time to catch up with people from around the community.

"Every year you see the same people over and over and over and you get the stories of what they’ve done the year before and what happened the year before," Taylor said. "It’s like a community thing in Zanesville. Everybody looks forward to Pancake Day."

You can purchase your tickets prior to the event for $7 at many local businesses or at the door Wednesday for $8.