A Marion Tradition is back this year! The Marion Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022, 7am to 2pm at Tri-Rivers Career Center. The event, along with offering all the pancakes you can eat along with sausage, juice, milk and coffee, also showcases local talent throughout the day. “It is definitely a gathering of friends and family,” said Gareth Higgins, club president. “The community has missed this gathering. We are thankful we can hold it this year to raise funds for area children’s groups and youth scholarships.

When it comes to serving up a scrumptious breakfast, nothing seems to top our fascination with the pancake, said Higgins. “And if you’re familiar with the Marion Noon Kiwanis Annual Pancake Day, chances are you’ve had your share of pancakes—one of our organizations’ key ingredients for a successful fundraiser.”

Most importantly, the proceeds from the event benefit children through groups and activities such as: Marion Tall Grass Trail, Marion Palace Theatre, Explore-It-Torium Children’s Museum, Marion Public Library, Marion Goodwill Industries, Junior Service Guild Clearinghouse, the Dog Park, the Pep Club, Altrusa-RX Marion, and numerous other groups. Plus, the Kiwanis Foundation provides scholarships.

This year’s entertainment includes:

7-7:45 am—D.J. Music by Tom Danner

7:45-8:45am— Carolyn Heimlich on the Keyboard

9-9:45am—John Garners Jr. & Friends

10am-10:45am—Marionaires Barbershop Chorus

11-11:45am—Martha Douce Dance Studio Dancers

12-12:45pm–Elgin Cosmic Beat Drummer

1-2pm—D.J. Music by Tom Danner

Kiwanis Secretary Sean DeWitt always does a great job in the kitchen at the Pancake Day event at Tri-Rivers. Featured photo top: Kiwanis President Gareth Higgins, is ready for Pancake Day 2022.


Interesting Pancake Facts From Our Last Event:• We served over 5,000 pancakes• 370 pounds of pancake batter was used• We netted around $8,000…this year we hope to reach $10,000 plus…all proceeds benefit children• Volunteers include not only Kiwanis members, but community members, students and others
• It takes close to 500 volunteer hours to make the event successful

You can save a dollar a ticket by purchasing your tickets in advance of the event from Kiwanis members, Altrusa members, or by stopping by Tri-Rivers Career Center, Custom Professional Accounting or Southland Barbers. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults; kids 4 years and under eat free.

This year’s major event sponsors include: Sansotta’s, Custom Professional Accounting, Messenger Farm, Marion Technical College, A-1 Printing, Mennel Bakery Mix and Food Service, OhioHealth, Zucker & Associates, Meijer, All Occasions Catering, Merrill: A Bank of America Company, Tri-Rivers Career Center, Wyandot Snacks, CRT Mechanical, American Legion Posts 584 and 605 and Southland Barbers.

Come join the fun, come see what’s going on at Marion Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day 2022!