Zanesville, Ohio- The wait is finally over! For residents in the city of Zanesville, Wednesday was much like a holiday! The Sertoma annual all you can eat pancake day is back and better than ever! All you need is a ticket and a hearty appetite to get you in the door.
The Sertoma annual pancake day is one that many look forward to. Members of the community from all generations come out to enjoy pancakes, sausage, orange juice or coffee while supporting a great cause.
“Well my friends and I get out of school to come up here, so that’s really fun that we get to do something together and we get to enjoy pancakes while we do it. So that’s cool. I’m going away to college but when I’m home I will definitely come,” said high school student, Emma Brown.
Last years pancake day served about 3,900 people, the crew hopes this year will be no different. As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of time and food to fund an event like this.
“It starts months ahead of time, getting everything prepared, pre-sale tickets and getting orders in. We spend two days getting everything set up and we’ll be here all right until everything is tore down,” said Chief Rusell Taylor.
Sertoma is so much more than just pancake day! They are a service organization that helps with charity projects throughout Muskingum County. Proceeds from the event will go to the Sertoma Project Fund for those who are unable to financially purchase hearing aids.
“So Sertoma is a very well known, very well respected service organization in our community. For 100 years this has been their major fundraising event. This year, although I’ve come many years to eat, this year I was asked to volunteer and I ended up cooking pancakes”, said Commissioner Mollie Crooks.
Pancake Day kicked off at 6 a.m. and will run through 7 p.m. The crew hopes that the years to come will be just as successful!