LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Lion’s Club hosted the 67th Annual Pancake Festival at the Memorial Civic Center.
Their goal was to raise $130,000 in thirteen hours. The money raised from the festival will go to over 30 charities, including Meals on Wheels, Boys and Girls Club and Catholic Family Services.
Debra Perry, Co-Chair of the event, said they could not put on the Pancake Festival without the help of volunteers.
“Whether it’s community service hours, or just because they want to. It’s amazing how they come out to serve and help us out,” Perry said.
Perry said the Pancake Festival started in March 1953 as a Pancake Supper in the cafeteria of Lubbock High School.
Perry has been a member of the Lion’s Club for 20 years, she said she joined because her son got help from one of the club’s projects.
“I’ve had that personal relationship with what we do. My daughter grew up in this club, this is her family. It’s what we’re all about,” Perry said.
Perry said one of the best parts of the Pancake Festival is how everyone comes together.
Sam Deanda, a volunteer, said the Pancake Festival is a great way to give back to the community.
“The pancakes aren’t too bad, either,” Deanda said.
This year the Lubbock Lion’s Club will celebrate it’s 90th anniversary, Perry said they will have a celebration in July.