The lines were long but there was no shortage on the flapjacks Thursday evening as the Stephenville Kiwanis Club held their annual pancake supper at Gilbert Intermediate school.
Now more than 20 years old, the annual supper benefitting local youth organizations, proved once again that the community cares about its kids.
“We served up about 370 plates,” said Johnny Edwards, treasurer of the local civic organization. “It was a big success. I think people in the community enjoy it and have a good time. That’s one of the reasons we do it.”
While an exact total has not yet been determined, Edwards says the Kiwanis Club brought in approximately $2,000 that will be donated to various youth groups, including Boy Scouts of America - Troop 18 of Stephenville. The local Kiwanis Club is a proud sponsor of the troop and provides support to fund their activities and various summer camps.
The club has also supported Erath County United Way, Stephenville Parks & Recreation Department sports teams, Erath County 4-H Clubs, and the Stephenville High School band and art department.
With more than 30 members lending a hand in the kitchen and serving lines, the supper went off without a hitch.
“We have been doing this for so long that we pretty much assign someone a task and they take care of it,” said Edwards.
Club members do everything from mixing batter to pouring perfectly shaped pancakes on the griddle, and frying up crisp bacon and sausage.
As part of the dinner, Boy Scouts from Troop 18 held a silent auction which raised approximately $1,400, said Edwards.
During the supper, patrons were treated to music by the Stephenville High School jazz band and several acoustic selections by Wayne Cooper, of Stephenville.
The local Scouts were on hand to bring diners more pancakes as well as serve as bus boys and kitchen hands, said Edwards. “They’re a big help and make this event possible.”