About 300 people attended the 47th Annual Harker Heights Kiwanis Club Pancake Supper at Harker Heights Elementary School on Saturday.
The Herald asked Darrel Charlton, club vice president, how a menu of pancakes and all the trimmings has consistently made for a successful pancake supper over such a long period of time.
Charlton said, “The major reasons are good food, the best bacon and sausage in Central Texas and Aunt Jemima. You can always trust her.”
The pancake supper raises between $3,500 and $4,000 each year, and that money is used to provide five scholarships to graduating seniors at Harker Heights High School.
Student organizations sponsored by Kiwanis are the Key Club at the high school level and Builders Club from middle schools in Harker Heights.
“If we hadn’t had these young people helping this year, I’m not sure how we could have pulled it off,” Charlton said. “Four of our regular members were home with the flu and the kids jumped in and helped with serving, cleaning tables, door prizes and providing musical entertainment. I am so thankful for these outstanding young people.”
A new feature this year was musical entertainment by a string quartet consisting of Catherine Kim, Laniora Daeeneort, Jennifer Lee and Kennedy Jenkins. All of them are Harker Heights High School students and members of the Key Club and HHHS Symphony Orchestra.
Over 80 door prizes provided by local merchants were given away. There was also a silent auction and a raffle.