WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The pancake batter is stirring, the pancakes fresh from the oven and the sausage ready to eat.
“It’s nice to continue the tradition and see the support of the community,” said Douglas James, a member of the university’s Kiwanis club.
The 67th Annual Pancake Festival is back on schedule after having a drive-thru event in 2021 and a postponement in 2022.
“So this is the first time we’ve had it in three years as scheduled and it looks like the turnout is excellent and the lines are moving quickly,” said James.
People gathered as multiple grillers served up pancakes, then filled plates with sausage.
Proceeds from the event stay right here in the community and James said the club has ideas in mind about what to do with the money.
“Last year we built a $200,000 playground improvement at Kiwanis Park. And so, we hope to expand it again with the money we raised from this event,” James said.
The club also sponsors groups in town such as the FFA center in Rider and a group in Midwestern State. Keeping in mind the aim of helping the children in the community.
“We have done many things over the years beyond our current projects. We do quite a lot and raise over $50,000 every year at this event,” James said.
James said that as the club closes on its 67th year, he knows it will continue for another 67 years and beyond.
“It’s one of Wichita Falls’ signature businesses,” James said.
Making pancakes and sausages impact the community.