This Saturday will be the first Saturday in December, a day that Pittsburg area pancake lovers always circle on their calendars.

This Saturday will be the first Saturday in December, a day that Pittsburg area pancake lovers always circle on their calendars.

It’s the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, one of Pittsburg’s longest-running fundraisers. On Saturday members of the Noon Kiwanis Club will flip over 1,000 pancakes to raise money for club projects.

The event will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium. Live entertainment will be provided between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

“This will be our 64th pancake day,” said Devin Gorman. “Last year we served about 800.”

The menu features pancakes, sausage and a beverage. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12, with proceeds going to finance club projects. The feed is the club’s main fundraiser.

“We support six youth organizations at the elementary, middle and high school levels,” Gorman said. “The club recently gave $1,000 to Wesley House for its food pantry. We partner with the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals in a recycling program, and use the money raised from that to support worthy causes. The Family Resource Center gets a good portion of the recycle money.”

He said that the local club also uses funds raised for International Kiwanis major projects, including the “Eliminate” project.

“Kiwanis and UNICEF are partnering to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus, which kills a baby every nine minutes,” Gorman said.  “It only costs 60 cents for three injections to immunize a mother against tetanus and protect both her and her baby. Some of the pancake feed money may find its way there.”

Donna Sue Pintar is event chairman, and all members help out in one capacity or another, including selling advance tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.