To The Herald-Whig:
Why do people come to the Golden Lions Pancake Day? Yes, many come for the good food, but you would be surprised how many come for the other reasons.
One example is Rick Hester of Coatsburg, a 13-year Air Force veteran. He came into the Golden Village Hall at 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, and asked if he could help the Lions Club on this Pancake Day. He had helped with Pancake Day 15 years ago while employed at the Golden Elevator. He loved it so much that he would check each time he came home on leave to see if the Pancake Day was happening. This time it was. He spent the morning with us and his help was very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing him again. Thank you, Rick.
The family of Bill Cassens had 18 family members come and enjoy their breakfast together with their mom and dad. One grandson and his family drove two hours the night before to be there with their family.
A grandmother from Clayton brought her five grandchildren to have breakfast with us.
There were two girls, cousins aged 9 and 10, who came to serve and help in the dining room. They had been looking forward to working that day for several weeks.
I saw many tables that had friends talking and laughing together for over two hours. And, no, we never ran out of room for more people to sit down.
Thank you for coming. We hope that you enjoyed your time with us.
The Golden Lions Club looks forward to seeing you next year, for whatever reason you have to attend our pancake and sausage breakfast. Look for us on Feb. 8, 2014.
Golden Lions Club