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Pancakes with a purpose: Kiwanis conducts annual fundraiser at Baker Community Center

By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Pancake batter Pancake Kehiah Green Pancake Service Dog Pass the syrup and butter was a common phrase uttered Saturday morning in the Baker Community.
It was once again time for the annual Flag City Kiwanis Club’s Pancake Breakfast.
Throughout the serving time of all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, dozens came through to enjoy the first meal of the day.
Many washed the food down with orange juice but some favored hot coffee with the nearly freezing conditions outside. The atmosphere was warm inside of Baker with Kiwanis members making the pancakes from scratch and other members chatting at the tables.
Millington Central High School Key Club members delivered plates to the customers and poured their beverages. And children who participate in the local track club the EDA Flyers helped as well throughout the morning.
“It goes into our general fund,” Kiwanis President Mike Caruthers said. “We have two scholarships we do. We support the Crisis Center. We do food baskets during Christmas time. We support the Library.
“We provide their presents for the reading program during the summer,” he continued. “So we do a lot of stuff in town. We also sponsor the EDA Flyers. We put them in our budget. We’re proud of them. They have been great.”
Millington Kiwanis was founded in 1971 and is part of the Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District of Kiwanis International. The name Kiwanis is taken from the language of the Otchipew Indian tribe who lived in the area where Kiwanis was founded.
Objectives of Kiwanis were formed in 1924, to give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life and to encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all relationships.

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