Pancake Day supports local youth

By Melody Vallieu

TROY — All the pancakes you can eat with proceeds going to support local youth. Tempted yet?

Then head to the The Kiwanis Club of Troy’s 2016 Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Staunton Grange, 1530 N. Market St.

The meal will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes with flavored toppings, sausage, applesauce and a variety of drinks.

The cost of the tickets is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6.

All proceeds go to benefit local youth activities.

Club member Allan Ganley said each year members serve up approximately 180 pounds of pancake batter and 168 pounds — or 1,344 individual — sausages.

Ganley said the Kiwanis Club has been offering the annual pancake day event for more than 40 years. This event, along with the club’s Troy Strawberry Festival booth, are the biggest fundraisers the club holds each year, Ganley said.

He said the club currently has 65 members that will come together to make the event a success.

The Kiwanis Club of Troy sponsors the Troy High School Key Club, which members work on many community service projects throughout the year, including Special Olympics basketball, Relay for Life and an annual drive for the needy. As of this year, according to Ganley, Kiwanis Club of Troy is sponsoring the AKTION Club, which is a new club within the Riverside community in Troy.

The Kiwanis Club of Troy also is involved in the following projects: St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, Upper Valley Hospital Infant Car Seats, Head Start Reading Program, Miami County Fair Kids’ Day, BUG (Bringing Up Grades) for fourth and fifth graders at Kyle and Forrest Elementary schools, Make a Difference Day, National Night Out, Christmas Winter Clothing Program for Troy City Schools, Operation Christmas Child-Samaritans Purse, Strawberry Festival fund raising and Fall Fest fund raising.

Ganley, along with chairman Erskine Caldwell, invite the community to come have a good breakfast and help raise funds for the club to continue to support children in the community.

“Let the Kiwanis Club of Troy start your day off right with a hearty pancake and sausage breakfast, and you in turn will help support our community service projects,” Ganley said of the upcoming event.

For more information or for tickets, contact Ganley at 339-2602 or email or Erskine Caldwell at 474-7513 or email

Reach Melody Vallieu at (937) 552-2131 or

Reach Melody Vallieu at (937) 552-2131 or