LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The short stacks were plenty today, as thousands of pancakes and thousands of people spent the day out at the Lubbock memorial civic center during the Lion's Club's 60th annual Pancake Festival. It's the largest pancake festival in the world.
"We'll plan on raising $100,000 which will all distribute out to charities such as Casa of Lubbock, Sick Children's Home, Boys and Girls Club, Troop 157, and about 30 other organizations" Jason Gloe of the Lubbock Lion's Club. This is the 60th annual Lion's Club Pancake Festival. They expect to feed short stacks to 18,000 people today and they've got more than 400 volunteers behind the griddle, flipping for charity.
Our own Chief Meteorologist John Robison threw on an apron and grabbed a spatula: "I like to make the Mikey Mouse ones for the kiddos out there, its fun. I've been doing it for many years so I don't think I've messed up too many pancakes!" he says. There were many ingredients in making the day a success. "3 tons of batter and that's dry, so by the time you factor in the water we have to add, you can probably easily triple that number" Jason Gloe, with the Lion's Club, says. Two years ago they broke the Guinness record for pancakes flipped, but last year they were beat. They plan to re-claim their title and break it again next year for even more pancake flipping than you see here.