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Kiwanis annual pancake festival set for Friday, Saturday

The Salisbury Kiwanis Club on Friday and Saturday will fire up its grills for the annual pancake festival.

On Friday, the pancake festival starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, the festival runs from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event will be at the J.F. Hurley YMCA — 828 Jake Alexander Boulevard.

Donations are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children younger than 5 years old can eat for free if accompanied by an adult.

Kiwanians are selling tickets, which will also be available at the YMCA on the day of the 2017 pancake festival.

The menu includes the classics — pancakes, sausage, butter and syrup. The drink menu includes coffee, milk and soda.

Since 1957, the annual pancake festival has been the biggest fundraiser for the Salisbury Kiwanis Club, which uses its money to support the following:

• Key Clubs at local high schools

• Terrific Kids and BUG (Bring Up Grades) at elementary schools.

• Literacy projects at elementary schools.

• A partnership with the Friends of the Library and the Altrusa Club for a reading project at Patterson Farms.

•  Smart Start car seats and reading projects.

• Rowan County Safe Kids.

• Aktion Club at Rowan Vocational Opportunities.

• Key Club Scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

• Crosby Scholars.

• YMCA’s Invest in Youth.

• Rowan Little League.

• the Salvation Army

• the United Way

• Cooking for the Special Olympics athletes.

For those with questions about the annual festival, email Jerry Lawson at jerryslaw@fibrant.com

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