HIBBING — The Hibbing Kiwanis Club held its 64th annual pancake dinner on April 28, serving 782 meals this year.
The traditional community meal served as a gathering event for families, friends and neighbors. The pancakes are made from Pop Lukens’ legendary recipe and are served with sausage, butter and syrup.
“We appreciate everyone who picked up a plate, grabbed a takeout container, or enjoyed a meal at their workplace,” said Kiwanis Club member Kelly Grinsteinner. “We are already looking forward to returning for everyone next year.”
The stream served as a fundraiser for the Hibbing Key Club, which agreed to donate a portion of this year’s proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club of Hibbing Initiative.
“Kiwanis’ mission is to improve the world one child and one community at a time,” said Kiwanis club president Jesse Babich. “We strive to have positive impacts in our community so that one day all children will wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide them with the support they need to thrive. Just think of the volume of young locals who would benefit from an inviting and structured environment at a Boys and Girls Club in Hibbing.
The club donated $2,000 to the initiative, and the two plan to work together once the initiative is established. Attendees at the pancake meals also made $82 in on-site donations.
“The Boys & Girls Club of the Northland-Hibbing Initiative is very grateful for the generosity of the Hibbing Kiwanis Club in donating a portion of Pancake Feed proceeds to our club,” said Ruva Tsoka of the Boys & Girls Club. of Hibbing Initiative Advisory Board. “Our club and advisory board are committed to recognizing our young people for who they are, empowering their lives and helping them build a bright future. It was a wonderful experience to partner with an organization that shares our vision. .
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Hibbing Initiative is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The BGCH will be a fun and safe environment accessible to all Hibbing youth that offers quality programs and services.
For more information or to support the BGC-Hibbing initiative, visit www.bgcnorth.org/locations/new-hibbing branch-initiative/. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/projectbgchibbing.
The Hibbing Kiwanis Club is always open to new members. Find them at www.facebook.com/hibbingkiwanisclub.