Pancake Day fundraiser to be held Feb. 14

Published 4:11 pm Monday, February 9, 2015

The men of Clanton First United Methodist Church will spend Friday night and early Saturday morning whipping up pancakes for the community as part of the annual Pancake Day fundraiser.

“Everyone goes to Pancake Day,” event promoter Marsha Littleton said. “It is definitely the place to be.”

This will be the 57th year a group of roughly 10 men will gather at the church to begin cooking pounds of sausage and about 1,500 pancakes for the fundraiser.

“This event is for anyone in the community,” Littleton said. “It is for all denominations.”

Tickets will be $5, and the event will be held in the church’s activity center from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Littleton said the fundraiser benefits various community projects such as giving books to kids in school who can’t afford them or to families who lose their homes in a fire.

On Friday night, Littleton said the men often hold a “practice run” to perfect their routine before the crowds gather Saturday morning.

“They want to make sure they have everything down before they start cooking because they cook a lot of food,” Littleton said. “It is just a fun event that everyone enjoys.”

A ticket will purchase all of the coffee, pancakes and sausage individuals can eat, Littleton said.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (205) 755-0490.