The 64th annual Kiwanis Club Pancake and Sausage Day is at McClelland Dining Hall on the campus of MacMurray College from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A drive-thru service starts at 3:30 in the Routt High School parking lot.
Kiwanis Club member Jarred Maggert says it’s an express drive-thru with a deceivingly long line.
Take-out and shut-in service are also available.
Maggert explains when the best times are to grab a seat and eat.
“In the morning, it moves along pretty quick, so if you want to come in and get some breakfast before you go to work, we will have everything ready for you by 6:00 and get you in and out,” say Maggert.
“Throughout the morning, it’s pretty steady, but there’s no real line or waiting. Once lunchtime hits, though, we do pick it up a little bit, and you may have to wait a few moments. But we’re not sending them over to the chapel quite yet. And then probably about 4:00 or 4:30, when people get off work, [that’s] when we really start picking it up. That’s when we start sending them over to the chapel,” he adds.
Evening entertainment by Ken Bradbury is provided in the Annie Merner Chapel for those waiting for a bite to eat. Fellow Kiwanian Marcy Patterson says he starts at 5:00.
“Because there might be a wait, we have a place for people to sit down and we have a place for them to hear Ken,” she says. “It works out very nice, and that way, the wait doesn’t seem that long.”
Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Kids age 5 and under eat free. You can get them from any Kiwanian or several businesses. The full list of ticket locations is available on this story on our website, WLDS/WEAI.com.
Pancake and Sausage Day is the Kiwanis Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising an average $20,000.Patterson says even if you don’t like pancakes and sausage, there’s still a reason for you to consider buying a ticket.
“If you don’t want to go to Pancake and Sausage [Day] and you would like to make a donation, we could give your tickets to someone who would really use them and enjoy them,” says Patterson.
“We in turn give those tickets away to nursing homes and different places where people don’t necessarily have the money to pay for their own ticket. So, don’t be afraid to just call us and give us money and let us do something nice with the money you give us.”
Maggert adds that leftovers are donated to organizations like the Jacksonville Salvation Army and New Directions Warming and Cooling Center.