Greenwich Lions to Host Pancake Breakfast Saturday, March 9, 2019

Lions pancake chefs Wilm Doneth, Jim Stafford, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Tedesco.

“We’ve served up enough pancakes over 58 years of Pancake Breakfasts to circumnavigate the globe.”

That’s the Greenwich Lions unanimous take on the big event that returns Saturday, March 9 to the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center from 8:00am to noon.

Tickets at the door are $10, $8 for children 6-11, and free for kids under 5.

“And it’s not just about the sausage, pancakes, juice and coffee,” said Club president Kammi Mehta.

Numerous other activities will entertain the crowds before and after they take in all the pancakes they can eat. The event now includes free pediatric eye screenings for kids age 2-6, Face Painting by Wells, door prize drawings all morning, meeting and greeting a few FIDELCO guide dogs, and live musical entertainment.

“Plus, don’t forget the bake sale as you’re heading out the door,” said Pancake Breakfast coordinator, past Lions president, and current Connecticut Lions District Governor Allen O’Farrell. 

Event proceeds benefit many local projects and programs the Lions coordinate and support financially that help improve the lives of local citizens.

A few of these are the Lions Low Vision Center, Call A Ride, YWCA Domestic Abuse Services, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and Neighbor to Neighbor.  Local financial support has allowed the Lions to conduct pre and elementary school eye screenings for all Greenwich youngsters in those age groups over the past several years.