The Marietta Kiwanis Club announces its 64th Annual Pancake days scheduled for February 2 & 3, 2018 at the First Congregational Church, 318 Front Street. “Pancake Days is our largest fundraiser,” says chairperson Marcia Stewart.  All the proceeds – over $22,000 last year- go back into our community.  It supports our services such as landscaping projects at the Middle School and High School, maintenance of Lookout Park, Terrific Kids at Harmar Elementary & Phillips school, Picnic Shelter by the Marietta College Boathouse, Marietta Picnic Pavilion-Flanders Field donation, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, Washington County Relay for Life, The Right Path volunteers, Supplies for the Humane Society, Car Seat Safety Check, Halloween in the Park, Storybook Park with the Washington County Public Library, and sponsorship of four local youth clubs ranging from Middle School to College.”

“Another fun feature to the weekend is our auction,” says auction coordinator Linda Eddy. There’s a raffle and silent auction both days featuring items from local businesses and Kiwanians.  We have everything from themed gift baskets to, jewelry and paintings.  Baskets will feature The Ohio State University, Vera Bradley, Family Movie Night, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Girls Night Out, Spiderman, Hello Kitty, Steelers, Barbie, Gardening, Camping, Restaurants, Cooking, Legos, Marietta, children’s books, local fine dining, Pizza, Adult Coloring, Golf, Pasta, Pioneer Woman, Paw Patrol, Emojis, Star Wars, Batman, and Ice cream.

The Elite Raffle consist of 6 items: 1) 49 inch LG Flat Screen TV with UHD & Web OS, 2) Specialized Pitch 650b Mountain Bike & Helmet, 3) Sun Dolphin Aruba 10′ Kayak with adjustable padded seat & a paddle, 4) Echo Show with a 4-Pack of WiFi Smart Plugs and a 4-Pack of 60 W Dimmable LED Smart Light Bulbs, 5) Samsung Galaxy WiFi 8 Tablet with 32 GB, 6) Apple Watch – One Series 38 mm case.

Kiwanis is a service club whose purpose is to promote human and spiritual values, good citizenship, fellowship and altruistic service through voluntary action. The Marietta Kiwanis Club is active in the community annually through various events like Pancake Days and holds projects like Terrific Kids in the elementary schools, maintenance of local parks, and placement of historical markers throughout Marietta.  They sponsor the Marietta, and Waterford High School Key Clubs, the Marietta Middle School Builders Club, Terrific Kids at Phillips and Harmar School, and the Marietta College  Circle K Club.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member, Vogue Swift Cleaners, or Peoples News for $5.00 in advance or for $8.00 at the door. Children under age five eat free with any ticket holder. The menu includes all –you-can-eat pancakes, two sausage patties, orange slices and beverages. The event will be held from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Linda Eddy at 373-9205.