Jamestown  (Kiwanis Club)  The 2021  Pancake Day is 11 am to 7 pm Monday May 3, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children, $24 for family and preschool and under are free. If purchased in advance, bulk tickets are available for as little as $4 per person.

With the help of the community, Jamestown Kiwanis has packaged more than 1 million meals for hungry families, rang bells for Salvation Army, supported student scholarships and delivered gifts to families in need at Christmas.

Kiwanis Club President, Searle Swedlund says, “Kids need Kiwanis, especially after the year of our pandemic. And Kiwanis needs the community’s support.”

To help finance its service projects, Jamestown Kiwanis holds its Pancake Day fundraiser once a year. The club raised about $9,500 in 2019. The club canceled Pancake Day in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kiwanis Pancake Day Co-Chair, Toni Wegenast says, “Like other nonprofits and service clubs, Kiwanis’ canceled event left a void in the community. Now more than ever, we hope the community will support this cause and give back to organizations that really need it. Wegenast, Kiwanis Pancake Day is a great way to safely spend time with family and also support area nonprofits.”

She says, again this year, Hugo’s Family Marketplace is sponsoring the event. That means every dollar raised is returned to the community.

To ensure the safety of all guests, Kiwanis is limiting seating to 50% capacity and also offering an option for to-go meals.

Searle points out, “Our mission is kids,” Swedlund said. “Offering these COVID-friendly options ensures they all stay safe.”