Manila Lions carries on pancake tradition

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Rex Farmer, 23 months old, is enjoying pancakes before being in the Manila Christmas Parade. Pictured with Rex is his baby sister, Lucy Farmer, three months old, and his cousin, Carlee Harston, 10. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

A long-time Manila Christmas tradition is the Lions Club annual pancake supper. All proceeds from the event benefit the Manila Goodfellow Christmas baskets distributed each Christmas to area families.

The event was held Saturday, Dec. 6, in conjunction with the Manila Christmas Parade. Lions have been serving pancakes for almost 60 years.

"We appreciate the community support," Lion Tracey Reinhart said. "We had a great turnout again this year. We served almost 600."

Members of the Cooter Band and Manila Band, along with several other parade participates, enjoyed pancakes after the parade.

Reinhart also complimented the new Manila High School Leo members for their help at the pancake supper.

"It is great to have the younger group joining in and working with us," Reinhart said. "The pancake supper went well and the bell ringing is going well."

The Lions will deliver Christmas boxes on Christmas Eve.

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