(Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
The annual Manila Lions Pancake Supper was held Saturday at the Manila school cafeteria. Proceeds from the event benefits the Goodfellow Christmas baskets distributed each year by the Lions Club.
Serving pancakes is a longtime Christmas tradition for the Lions. The question of how many years have the Lions been serving pancakes came up at the 2007 event. Research into the Town Crier files came up with an "unofficial" time line. According to an article written in the Dec. 4, 1975, edition of the Town Crier, the pancake supper was 24 years old, giving it a start in 1951 making for a total of 56 years of pancake suppers.
Mrs. Thomas Jaco said she could remember years ago when the church she attended gave a $100 donation to the Lions Pancake Supper and the Lions would send them 100 tickets. The tickets would be distributed to the church members.
This year's chairman for the pancake supper was Lion Tracey Reinhart. Wendell Poteet serves as president for the Lions Club.
The Lions were assisted in the pancake supper by members of the newly organized Leo Club. The Leo Club is made up of high school students.
The pancake supper is held each year the same day as the Manila Christmas parade.
Those attending the pancake enjoyed Christmas music played by Ryan Day.
Club members expressed their appreciation to everyone who supports the pancake supper to benefit the community.
Approximately _attended this year's pancake supper.
The pancake supper has always been a great way for the community to share in a good cause, visit with friends and neighbors, and get to enjoy great pancakes.