For more than a quarter of a century, the members of the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club have become well known for cooking pancakes with all the trimmings.

Their annual pancake supper on Saturday at Harker Heights Elementary drew about 300 people, said Esabell Zellmar, president.

The menu included buttermilk and blueberry pancakes with bacon, sausage, flavored syrups, orange juice, coffee, water and tea. Diners were entertained with music and prizes were raffled.

Serving pancakes and placing American flags in yards six times a year are the primary ways the club raises money to help those who need assistance.

“It allows us to carry out our mission of improving the lives of children here at home and in Central Texas communities,” club member Darrel Charlton said.

Eastern Hills Middle School eighth-grade students from the Builders Club Service group led by Lisa Burden, math and science teacher, volunteered to help at the pancake supper as a community service project.

“Our assignment is to make sure all the people get their food and are having a good time,” said students Chiara Esprella and Rose Gonzalez. “Later, we’ll be helping with the door prizes and cleanup.”

Killeen resident Queen Broussard summed up the benefits of the pancake supper, calling the event a great way to meet new people in the community, especially those who love pancakes.

“After all, who doesn’t love pancakes,” she said.

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