Santa and Mrs. Claus Really Bring them In
The Eugene Downtown Lions Club 5th annual Pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus fundraiser was a roaring success. The breakfast ran from 8:30 AM until Noon Saturday December 1st at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall. The Hall was full for practically the entire time.
The guests feasted on pancakes with syrup, sausages, eggs, orange juice, cocoa, and coffee. Holiday treats and baked goods were available for sale from Mrs. Claus’ Sweet Shop.
This was a wonderful family affair with Santa’s helpers assisting kids with putting frosting and decorative sprinkles on their own Christmas cookies.
Members of the Downtown Lions Club flipped pancakes, rolled sausages, and scrambled eggs to prepare the meal.
The servers were members of the Delta Gamma Sorority from the U of O. They did such perfect job of keeping the guests tables served with pancakes, eggs, and sausages. We couldn’t have done it without them. They came in two shifts totaling about twenty-five or so ladies each shift.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were, as usual, a big hit with the youngsters and adults alike. Many kids were heard giving Santa their list of toy requests. Holiday music was provided by Dennis Lees who kept up the Christmas spirit by playing the piano.
Raffle tickets were sold for two kids bicycles purchased from Fred Meyer. The winners were Megan Bauer and our own Lion Jeff Musgrove.
Lion Treasurer Len Calvert reports that the event netted over $1,900 surpassing all expectations and previous year’s totals.
Special thanks go to Lions Twila Butler and Judith Grosenick for organizing such a perfect event. Thanks also go to St. Thomas Episcopal Church for allowing us to use their facilities again this year, to the Delta Gamma Sorority, Elizabeth Highland who designed our poster and “QSL” Printing for printing the poster, to Mike Corno from “Ye OLe Pancake House” for the pancake mix and sausages, end especially all of the people who came to eat. We can’t wait for next year’s breakfast.
Report and pictures by: Lion Tim Chuey
Eugene Downtown Lions Club
10 December 2012